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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
Work Experience Practicum – Acquiring European Citizenship

The students of College Saint-Gildas have the possibility to follow a training program in English or German companies. This training, that lasts a week, is an addition to the traditional learning methods of a foreign language. It was launched in the school eight years ago. Each student is sent to a company that will best suit her/him. The company is selected following the motivation of the student, her/his interpersonal skills and her/his language abilities. Being on one's own in the host family and in the company, the student learns quickly how to speak a foreign language and to adapt to the working world. This linguistic and personal challenge is for the trainee an opportunity to develop one's life skills, to adapt and to open one's mind to a European citizenship. For young pupils these immersions in a foreign country are a unique first experience in the work world, as well as an un ...

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