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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

Lingo 4 Life! is a multi-faceted initiative that looks for lively and fun ways to sensitise pupils to the idea that learning a language is not only interesting and enjoyable, it is also closely related to their job prospects after school. It identifies key problem areas such as low take up post-14 and the low numbers of boys learning languages and comes up with some imaginative solutions. The project begins at KS2 where pupils take part in a Little Linguist event. Sixth form linguists and Business Ambassadors from local companies are trained to deliver all the activities to the primary pupils. There are also European cultural activities to raise awareness of the personal and fun opportunities they can have through meeting and getting to know children from our neighbouring countries. Year 8 boys get the chance to take part in the Language4Lads programme which allows them to visit their ...

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Number of project labels in the database per year (with breakdown by country)

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Number of countries with at least one validated label in the database (for each year)

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