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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
The School Language Festival

The primary intention of this "Language Festival" is to give pupils a taste for learning languages, and to motivate them to do so. This special day, which sees the whole school involved, is designed as an invitation to practice using a foreign language in various ways. It gives all pupils the opportunity to find out about other cultures, to take stock of their own knowledge and of the necessity to learn other languages in today's world. The project involves ALL secondary pupils, from the first form to the sixth form, as well as all the school's teachers and other employees. The languages involved include Chinese, Creole, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Latin, Polish, Spanish, Vietnamese and Walloon, as well as sign language. Pupils and teachers can select from a programme of about thirty 50-minute workshops, moving from one to the next. Pupils can thus p ...

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