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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.).

Enjoy your search!

Label of the day
European Awareness - Citizenship Preparation

This infants school has made a singular commitment, over 10 years so far, to promoting language learning and European awareness among its pupils. All 90 of its Year 2 pupils receive a weekly lesson allowing them to acquire some French language (months, seasons) as well as aspects of culture such as food, music, stories, currency and flags. Words in other languages are also introduced. The lessons are of a practical, activity-based nature using varied resources and teaching aids, and children produce written work which is compiled into a booklet. The classes are complemented by special events such as ‘Europe Day’ activities, or a visit to the local supermarket to find and taste foods from other European countries. Each year there is a school trip to France and Belgium including a tour of the European Parliament and visits to French schools.
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