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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
Photography as a Pedagogical Tool (P & P)

The priority aim of the project has been to increase the motivation of the pupils from lower and upper secondary grades, namely in foreign language learning under a multicultural and interdisciplinary perspective. This project gathered more than 500 pupils and more than 100 teachers. Every teacher and pupil have been actively involved in the search for pedagogical solutions, using ICT and photography as main resources. They have developed collaborative work and among the outcomes there are: (a) a logo; (b) a project anthem; (c) puzzles; (d) wall calendars; (e) multilingual exhibitions on different subjects; (f) an interactive game ("Who wants to be a language genius") and (g) the project handbook. They are all available in the websites. Through an active learning approach, photography and ICT were used as pedagogical tools, thereby contributing to letting the interests of the different ...

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