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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French at little cost/Le français à peu de frais
This project gives primary school pupils the chance to learn a foreign language regardless of academic ability or physical disability. Our lower and upper juniors each get half an hour of French per week. At first we wondered if it would really be worth doing, but we find that we get a lot done and pupil progress is good. From the start most of the lesson is delivered in the target language with the emphasis on speaking and listening. Once the register has been taken, we do basic yoga exercises followed by songs such as Alouette, Voici les mains to learn parts of the body. We also make up our own songs... numbers 1-10 sung to the Eastenders theme tune. We have a star system in place so that a pupil gets a star each time he/she uses a French word in class. A prize is given at the end of each term. As we progress, we introduce reading and writing. Pupils who have struggled with reading in
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