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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
En Marge/On the Margins

The project was a result of unique cooperation as part of an innovative partnership composed of the ‘Familianci Don Kiszota’ students' theatre of Gdynia, the TRAC theatre of Beaumes de Venise, the CARAVANE theatre of Toulouse and the ‘Junior’ Foundation at the Music Theatre in Gdynia. As part of the project, the French concept of théâtre populaire, in which the audience become actors and the topics of importance to the community are discussed in order to integrate the community and motivate them to action through arts, was developed in Poland. The project focused on the problem of being marginalised because of age, background, financial status, and even lack of linguistic knowledge. As part of the project tools were developed to counteract social exclusion. The project activities revolved around the forum theatre (a model of a theatrical debate drawing on the Community Theatre of the O ...

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