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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
World War I

The project "World War I“, a bilingual history project for students in year 9, pursues two main aims: firstly to enlarge students’ knowledge of World War One and secondly to improve their abilities in English. The project can be divided into several parts. In the first part students are asked to do internet research on World War One (topics: causes, course of events, home front, women, outcome) in groups and to present the results of their research to the rest of the class. In the second phase, students work on different sources showing the effect of World War One on people’s everyday lives. As a second step students develop their own creative texts on this topic, e.g. diary entries, poems, posters, letters. The third stage deals with the results of World War One and the Peace Treaty of Versailles. There students perform a role play representing the Allies and Germany at the Peace ...

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