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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
A Day at the Opera

This project was launched by the Bilingual Public School in Ventanielles, Oviedo. A project about the opera, entitled A day at the opera, was implemented during the 2008-2009 academic year. The aim is for the students to be exposed to the world of the Opera, the genres, the actors and what takes place behind the scenes. Since many students live in environments that do not favour musical and cultural expression, it seemed interesting to familiarise them with the world of the opera and offer them the opportunity of attending a performance for infants that the Oviedo Opera cycle organises as a code to all the work that has been achieved throughout the term. This project has enabled content to be taught completely in English, since it has covered content from departments as diverse as music, geography, history, art and new technologies. The originality of this project not only lies in the w ...

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