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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
English language in live language room with the disabled children

Thanks to our researches we believe that active learning is an effective teaching technique. Apart from our students, we use the "Live language room" in our school with the disabled students from ‘Güneş Yolu Private Learning and Rehabilitation School’, in order to teach them all the steps of foreign language. We believe that active teaching is especially effective and important for the disabled children and, like all other students, the disabled ones should have the same learning opportunities. For this reason, the education in our "Live language room" gives us the opportunity to be more active and use active teaching methods for these children. Compared to traditional teaching, students learn more material, retain the information longer and enjoy the class more. Students find the opportunity to sing, learn songs, dance, dramatize and be active in the lessons. Active learning allows stud ...

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