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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
Languages for intercultural dialogue and ICT in our school of many cultures

St. Philip’s Senior National School is in Dublin 15 and has over 300 students with three classes at each class level from 3rd to 6th. We are a school rich in cultural and linguistic diversity, and play an active part in the Modern Languages in Primary Schools Initiative. There are children of 29 nationalities and 26 languages are spoken throughout our school. The principle aims of the project were to reflect, value and affirm linguistic, ethnic and cultural diversity at St. Philip’s S.N.S., and to provide an opportunity for children to develop their ICT skills. It was paramount to include all nationalities, languages and cultures in the projects. It was also our objective that the students take ownership of the projects at hand. This was achieved by the sixth class students carrying out the research and collation of information, and also by interviewing our students. Three teams of four ...

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