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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
Expo Dorset

The project is a link-up between the Business Studies and Modern Languages Departments, based on a practical project to investigate the marketing of local products in France through face-to-face interviews with members of the French public. There are twenty local firms involved, mostly small businesses selling products such as jams, biscuits, muesli etc, and a specialist classic car maker. Recently the project has been extended to GNVQ Leisure & Tourism students who look at marketing tourism in Dorset. The Business Studies students make contact with the firms and design questionnaires. The A-level French students translate the questionnaires and set up a two-day visit to Cherbourg with a stand in the local hypermarket. During the visit they stand with clipboards interviewing members of the public and noting their answers. They prepare in advance through role play. The Business Studies ...

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