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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
Integrating Second Language at Early Age

The project undertaken in co-operation with kindergartens from 9 European countries was meant to promote the learning of a second language at an early stage (2-8 years), the design of suitable supporting materials and the use of methods appropriate for this specific age group. The objective has been reached via a variety of child-centred means: materials and activities designed to take place in specially tailored area such as: the English Comenius corner, games, anthologies of songs, poems, child stories. Children have thus discovered the value of communicating and expressing themselves in another language. They have exchanged work products (pictures, dolls, photos), e-mails and letters, with children from other countries as a way of learning and at the same time enjoying learning. Both teachers and children have lived the experience of teaching and learning. The results have been commun ...

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