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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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Guthan nan Eilean: Island Voices

This Scottish project involves the creation of video and audio materials to form an oral archive reflecting the lives of a bilingual, Hebridean community. The videos comprise of short, informative documentaries on key issues in community and business life. They are scripted in plain language and use authentic interviews with individual community members. These materials are an excellent resource for Gaelic learners and those with a particular interest in community life in the Hebrides. As an extension of the project the college has worked with a community training partner and other bodies to use the videos as an inspiration to learners to make their own films. This has proved to be a great success and examples of the home made videos include a day centre client recording his own Gaelic voiceover and Polish and Latvian workers at a local shellfish processing plant making a film about t ...

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