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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

At the beginning of the 2004-2005 school year, the Headmistress of the Grimm-Andersen infant school asked me to visit her establishment, in order to develop the children's awareness of other sounds and cultures. Observation: the infant school is located opposite the Branly high school. Children old and young walk past each other all the time without ever meeting. The innovative idea: instead of visiting the school "head-on" by myself, I decided to take my 14 high-school students from the Première class (aged 16-17 years) with me. They took up the challenge: between January and June 2005, they themselves designed an awareness session on German, then visited the infant school three times, for workshops and a meeting. The sessions were filmed by a student to enable (constructive!) self-criticism. Key point: each party gained something from the project. The main objectives: *for the younger ...

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