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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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Spanish by Distance Learning

This project enables pupils in far-flung secondary schools to learn Spanish via videoconferencing. Lack of demand or teacher expertise often make it difficult for small rural schools to offer a second foreign language: this project makes use of modern technology to offer 14-16 year-olds a year-long course, with accreditation from St Martin's College, Lancaster. The project is run by CYNNAL, an advisory service serving North Wales owned jointly by Gwynedd and Anglesey LEAs. The centre is based on the Island of Anglesey and typically recruits small numbers of pupils (five to seven students) and provides the videoconferencing sessions at lunchtimes or after school. Mentors in schools attend the first few sessions, but soon pupils become independent and can use the technology themselves. The sessions involve video contact with a teacher, but also a variety of visual aids including web pages ...

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