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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
The Process of Applying Lateral Thinking Skills to the Teaching and Learning of a Modern Language and Culture

The Lateral Thinking skills of PMI (Plus, Minus, Interesting), OPV (Other People’s Views) and CAF (Consider All Factors) were introduced in the Inclusive Learning Through Technology Project and applied to learning French in sixth class at St Mary’s National School. Initially, the pupils were shy playing games; painting, cooking, and role-playing in a new language. Through reflective discussion of PMI they could enjoy the process in a fun and creative way. OPV allowed them to look at the teaching of French and Irish from a Teacher’s perspective. The use of CAF helped pupils explore French Culture e.g. going to a French Restaurant or meeting a French person in Ireland. This led to cooking Crepes and watching their French clay animation ‘Minnie et Pierre au Parc Fairview’ in the Central Remedial Clinic School. A group of fifth class girls presented a French Cultural Project to their peers. ...

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