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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
Our School, Town and Country Friendly Towards Foreign Visitors

Aims of the initiative: • Developing openness towards contacts with foreigners; • Practising skills to present one’s environment in a foreign language; • Practising skills to communicate in a foreign language; • Using ICT, including most up-to-date multimedia equipment, to teach a foreign language; • Extending vocabulary in many areas; • Practising skills to work in a group using the project-based method. Description of activities: The idea to launch the initiative emerged at the beginning of the school year when the school started to cooperate with other countries within the framework of the Socrates-Comenius Programme. The author decided that pupils who would not participate directly in the cooperation under Comenius, but had an enormous language potential, could also make a valuable contribution. Three wide-ranging projects were carried out during classes (partly dur ...

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