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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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Label of the day
FAME (Fun with American Music for Everyone)

FAME (Fun with American Music for Everyone) began by chance. During a spring 2008 intensive English course, Rita Collins taught a small group of students a song for one of the teacher’s birthday. In autumn of the same year, the group decided to begin meeting on a regular basis to sing. The first meeting consisted of five students. Rita thought the group would meet twice a month for an hour or so each time. Now, two years later, there are typically ten to fourteen students at each meeting. The group meets weekly for two to three hours depending on their concert schedule. As it is not a course or connected to a university study program, there wasn’t the need to have a teacher managing the group. Jana Pestova, a third year student at the time, became the group’s leader. In the beginning, Rita set up a site on Moodlinka so that students could see lyrics of the various songs and also hear rec ...

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