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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
Be Creative - Change the Others! ( Be Creative, Be Successful, Make a Difference)

First conceived as a Comenius project, once it was completed it was changed into a language project. In this project, students learned the languages of Turkey and Lithuania. They prepared a theatre play together and played it on the stage. Spectators liked it a lot. In this project themes such as xenophobia, tolerance against foreigners, knowledge of different culture and self-esteem were dealt with. My Fair Lady- Pygmalion, Bernard Shaw was chosen and integrated into the curriculum. Many language games were also used. A dictionary in three languages (Turkish, English, and Lithuanian) was prepared by the student themselves. Everything prepared during the project was then made available in the web and also presented to spectators in Kursenai Culture Center. Finally, Turkish henna night and folk dances groups participated in a festival in Lithuania.
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