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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
STEPS - Support for Teaching English in Primary Schools

This project is the first aimed at teacher training for early language learning covering a wide area in Portugal. The interest of the project also lies in its comprehension of teachers, pupils and parents of all primary schools (6 to 10 years old) of Oporto region. The target language is English but all the contents are transferable to any language. The Project was developed by the Department of Anglo-American Studies of the Faculty of Arts - the University of Oporto and it aims at enhancing collaborative teaching. Besides addressing to the early teaching of a foreign language, the project also promotes the development of other collaborative projects among different curricular areas (CLIL), enabling the pupils the acquisition of skills and competences in other curricular areas. The teachers received specific training actions about the following subjects: literature for children, how ...

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