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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
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■      Educational sector(s)
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■      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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The Influence of the Piñata on Spanish Culture

The aim of this project was to enhance Spanish language learning at St Laurence’s through a whole-school project centred on the infl uence of the piñata on Spanish/Mexican culture. It was also intended that all children in the school would experience a true piñata breaking event. To achieve this, the project coordinators set about putting a differentiated programme in place for the various class levels. Project work, groupwork, art and craft, music and drama were all used to facilitate the children’s learning. Particular emphasis was placed upon the use of Spanish as the medium through which the learning occurred. The origins and meaning of the varying piñata customs were researched and studied. Following this, the children worked together to construct piñatas. These were put on display in the school hall where they remained until the annual Spanish week in the scho ...

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