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European Language Label

Welcome to the ELL database for innovative projects in language teaching and learning.

This database contains projects that have received the European Language Label since 1999 (for the pilot phase 1998-99, please refer to "The European Label: catalogue of projects 1998-99").

The database aims to inspire practitioners, stakeholders and policymakers by presenting "best practices" in the field of language teaching and learning.

The European Language Label is awarded to local, regional, and national projects that have found creative ways to improve the quality of language teaching, motivate students, make the best use of available resources to diversify the languages on offer, and other innovative initiatives.

You can search the database according to a number of different criteria:

■      Year of the award
■      Projects by country
■      Educational sector(s)
■      Pedagogical theme(s)
■      Target language(s) of the projects

You can also combine up to all of these criteria to conduct a more focused search. Your query will generate a list of the projects and individuals that have been awarded Labels – just click on the names to learn more (contact details, etc.).

Enjoy your search!

Label of the day
Modern Foreign Languages at Tiffield Secure Unit

Behaviour and learning difficulties have not stopped students at St John's Secure Unit at Tiffield from enjoying language lessons and becoming more culturally aware. The unique initiative from local Language College, Campion School, which also involves staff in language learning has introduced the children to French, German, Spanish and Japanese, since it began in December 2003. Students at the Unit, many of whom have a criminal record, have come to view the language sessions as a reward for excellent behaviour and even a little language learning has had an impact on the self-esteem and confidence of the young people involved. They are exposed to languages through a range of methods, including taster sessions, games, puzzles and contact with native speakers, and some learners have received Campion School certificates for French and German.
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