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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
Music and Tradition in Europe

The "Music and Tradition in Europe" project focussed on intercultural dialogue through familiarity with the musical and cultural traditions of the partner country and its native language. In this case, that language was Portuguese. The project was financed within the framework of the Comenius programme. The main objective was to record a bilingual CD of both participating countries' folk songs and Christmas carols, and to create a bilingual songbook so that the lyrics would also be available to listeners in both countries. The working language was English. Two exchange visits were made as part of the project. The Czech school was visited by 21 students and four teachers from Madeira. Following that, 21 Czech students and three teachers set off for Madeira. Portuguese was taught at the Czech school immediately prior to their departure. During the course of both visits the students prepar ...

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