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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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Starting and Cooperating in a New Language

This project based on entrepreneurship, cooperation and learning of a new language has been developed throughout the language immersion programme for new arrivals at ‘IES Pando’ Secondary School, whose students come from various countries, with different ages and education levels and who are not familiar with the Spanish language. Following both a task-based learning and a communicative approach, these multicultural students are introduced to the learning of Spanish as a foreign language and their inclusion in society. During the school year, students have 20 hours a week of Spanish as a foreign language and with a main task, thus: to establish a cooperative enterprise that produces and sells their goods created by all students enrolled in this programme. The activities carried out to set up this enterprise are linked to the achievement of key competences, i.e.: language competence, ...

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