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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.).

Enjoy your search!

Label of the day
The Routes Language Leader Award, and the Language BeatZ

The 2013 judging panel has taken the unusual decision to award a joint Label to two projects and two organisations, recognising the effective working relationship between Comberton Village College and Routes into Languages East. Judges felt that the dynamic partnership between the two institutions merited an award that highlights the sequence of inspirational projects in language learning developed over time. The aim of the Sing to the Future: Language BeatZ is for students in Year 8 to practise and improve their foreign language skills (any language they are learning in school), by transferring language from the Key Stage 3 curriculum into catchy, memorable song lyrics. The project combines music and language in the classroom to facilitate creative sentence building, develop memory skills and pronunciation while having fun. The Routes Language Leader Award was created by Rachel Hawkes o ...

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