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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
Journey to the land of languages

The project organisers have developed two pedagogic suitcases: one for children of cycles 1 and 2 and another one for cycles 3 and 4 of primary school. These suitcases contain a variety of working materials for creative activities intended to promote language awareness: multilingual children's books and CDs, illustrated albums and didactic material for teachers. They also contain a logbook and a folder that gradually fill up as the suitcases travel from classroom to classroom, documenting the various activities completed in class throughout the country. -- Participants meet three times a year: 1) for an introductory seminar about the promotion of language awareness; 2) for a “stopover” workshop to present the activities carried out with the children; 3) for a debriefing meeting to evaluate results and reflect about further actions in the field of language promotion. -- Teachers are enc ...

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