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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
Community Languages in Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton LEA provides community languages classes in six languages (Panjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati, Bengali and Ukrainian) for between 700 and 800 pupils in nineteen different centres. Seven secondary schools offer Panjabi and four Urdu as a modern foreign language in KS4, but the majority of pupils attend Saturday classes which take place at different centres around the city. Last year, 99 pupils gained a GCSE in these languages and a further 10 gained an A level. The grades obtained by pupils are normally well above their average for other subjects and this is important for their sense of educational achievement as well as enhancing schools' exam statistics. The European Award judges visited eight classes at two different centres. They commented: «We were struck by how much of a contribution this teaching is providing to pupils» overall literacy and development, by reinforcing an ...

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