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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
Integrating a Language Into a Special School

This is a project which had a profound effect on the judges who visited it. Maplewood is a school for emotionally and behaviourally disturbed children. All 90 of its pupils have been excluded from mainstream education for being unmanageable. The world of these children tends to be extremely narrow and opportunities to look beyond to the world outside are rarely sought or welcomed. Three years ago Maplewood embarked on an ambitious project to offer its pupils a new learning experience through French . The course was planned to take into account pupils’ special needs - Maplewood’s pupils have a very short attention span and poor memory recall - whilst maintaining a strong emphasis on fun and enjoyment. Negative attitudes towards language learning also had to be tackled. Maplewood set demanding targets for themselves and their pupils by seeking accreditaton from AQA on the same b ...

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