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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.).

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Citizenship Through Links in Haïti and Senegal

This project began as an activity for students who had completed their GCSE a year early, and has so far involved three cohorts directly in research as well as many other pupils throughout the school. The first group of students started to research life in Haïti through letters, magazines and newspapers provided through a link with a school in Port-au-Prince, as well as via the internet. They then became interested in the history of slavery and the ethnic origin of Haïtians and decided to widen their research to include an African francophone country. Sponsorship of a school in Senegal was organised through the French charity Aide et Action, and this link provided further material including letters and drawings from the Senegalese students. Gosforth students have been strongly motivated to learn about the history, geography, social problems and languages of the countries concerned – al ...

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