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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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Discover Other Languages of Europe, in Primary School, Using Videoconferences

The Internet and the web cam have brought Europe into the courtyard of a Moldavian school. Thus the young 6-10 year old students and their teachers have learnt to make use of the potential for discovery provided by the Internet. Their aim is to develop their ability to speak French in real life situations. Their motivation comes from the desire to meet and network with students from the far regions of Europe. The school in its turn is planning to make itself known to the Europeans. The CD-ROM to be released in the wake of project implementation will make a public presentation of the five participating classes. This is hoped to boost or sensitise European awareness to the existence of the Romanian language and the beauty of its culture. The other products envisaged include: an Internet site ( describing the activities undertaken (the site is to be used as a da ...

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