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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
Community School Reading and Blogging Scheme

A reading/blogging scheme started this year in Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne. Second Year and Transition Year classes participated in the scheme. There is a strong link between the school and Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne (Corca Dhuibhne Heritage). The writer, Bríd Ní Mhóráin, comes into the school and facilitates poetry workshops and promotes reading. The book ‘An Cúpla’ was selected for the Second Year students and Transition Year students were offered a choice between ‘Dordán’ and ‘Dún an Airgid’. The project ran for eight weeks. A blog was created and an administrator appointed. Prizes were offered for the best participants in the scheme, one from second year and one transition year student. The main focus of the project was getting students to communicate in Irish with each other about literature. The best bloggers will receive iPods and cash prizes for ...

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