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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.).

Enjoy your search!

Label of the day
Talk, So That Pupils Listen and Listen, So That Pupils Talk

Language teachers at Gordano School Technology College have developed a strong, shared approach, which encourages curiosity about language and problem-solving and produces some startlingly good results. The approach promotes the learning not simply of what is on the syllabus, but of what students want to be able to communicate and provides an extensive bank of web-based resources including the vocabulary and structures requested by learners. With a strong element of ICT, the project aims to give students the tools needed to express themselves in the first stages of language learning and aims to generate spontaneity and fluency as well as technical accuracy. Students are introduced to different tenses as early as Year 7 and these soon become as natural a part of these French, German and Spanish lessons as they are in playground conversations. Learners are able to request the vo ...

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