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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
Leiria Language Exchange LLE / SPEAK

LLE/SPEAK is a project addressed to foster cultural and linguistic integration, to promote cultural meetings. The Association which implemented the project plays an active role in the fight against social exclusion of immigrants. The participants in the project provided the answer to the identified needs. They learned and shared languages and cultures, taking a tolerant attitude to their homes, their families and friends. The languages involved were: Portuguese, English, Spanish, German, French, Polish, Russian and Chinese Mandarin. The language courses for adults and for children were tutored by native speakers. The methodology was based on a functional approach. All pedagogic materials have been developed by the tutors, namely online tutoring. The project was monitored by the tutors; the results achieved have been assessed, as well as, the impact. The project was first implemented ...

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