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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
CLARC, the Language Centre of the Athénée Royal in Chênée

CLARC, the Language Centre of the Athénée Royal in Chênée (near Liege) allows all students, from 1st to 6th form, to practice their languages in concrete situations via activities organised there: conversation clubs, reading clubs, games clubs; excursions; meetings with native speakers; active participation in a foreign language magazine; participation in a free scientific English course (for 5th and 6th-formers); integration of CLARC activities in school events (e.g. open days); participation in external competitions (e.g. "Juvenes Translatores"). The objective is based on the "learning by doing" concept, without mandatory participation and above all without any assessment. A few examples of activities: - Language exchange with a partner school in Germany - Conversation clubs - Film club offering films in their original version - Publication of the "Clarc’iste", a languages ...

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