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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
Pedagogical tool for modern languages teaching to pupils with special needs or who didn't obtain a primary school certificate

The pedagogical tool has been developed for the teaching of modern languages in classes with very diverse learners of the so-called « premier degré différencié » attended by pupils who, either in ordinary schools or in special schools for pupils with disabilities, failed to obtain the CEB (Certificat d’Études de Base = Primary School diploma) by the end of primary education. The tool aims to help those pupils prepare for and take the CEB exam again before joining a mainstream secondary class. A large selection of methodological practices and activities (both in English and Dutch) that allows differentiation in the classroom through a series of 8 course sequences. Its organisation and didactic method aims at meeting the objectives and the specific needs of these “premier degré différencié” classes. Results: the project led to the creation of : a) An 8-course-sequences tool availab ...

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