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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
Play with Simon

The project was innovative in its kind especially since the project was designed for students in pre-school age. The proposed activities for all pupils aged 3 to 6 have provided new opportunities which could enable them to be active participants of reality. The project "Play with Simon" was conceived: a) bearing in mind that nursery school is strategic to build the basis of personal and cultural education of the child; b) with the intention of providing a first literacy in the English language based on listening and understanding; c) in order to stimulate interest and knowledge to cultures and linguistic codes different from native ones and d) to promote the approach to the English language as a medium of international communication. It takes into account the wealth of knowledge that the children unknowingly have for their entry to school. Starting from the known words, the children ha ...

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