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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.).

Enjoy your search!

Label of the day
Skills for Life and Work

Glasgow pupils have been discovering the value of language learning for the world of work, and gaining the skills and qualifications to apply for jobs in both French and English. Working with the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and business partners Halcrow Engineering, Novotel and John Lewis, St Roch’s Secondary School Modern Languages Department and Faculty of Business Education have together developed a teaching programme that combines language learning with workplace experience and the opportunity to gain valuable qualifications. Initially targeted at pupils aged 15-16 with little interest in language learning, or learning in general, lacking in self-confidence and with low expectations of themselves, the project has seen participants blossom into confident learners with new skills and plans for their future. It is now open to all pupils in years S3 to S6 (age 14–18) an ...

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