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
Rock in School - Activities with Students' Songs
This project is intended to provide pupils with guidelines for the use of songs in autonomous language learning. Dissemination of this work could lead to the creation of a database containing songs accessible to many teachers. Obtaining material has proved very expensive because of the quantity of potential material, but contributions from students - and from the Internet, which has been and continues to be a valuable source of material - have been indispensable. It is generally agreed that songs are a very effective tool, useful both for learning vocabulary and grammatical structures and for improving oral expression. As far as language teaching is concerned, modern music (pop, rock, etc.) is not only easily memorised but is also very motivating, as it constitutes in itself a powerful subculture with its own mythology and cultural rites. As such, it can become ingrained in young people'
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