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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
Kiitos - Early Language Learning (English) and Musical Education in Kindergarten

Kiitos is an early language learning project that encompasses musical education for children in kindergarten. It has been developed for the past eight years by the public schools of a local authority and the project was inspired by the kindergarten network from Helsinki (FI). In Portugal it has been promoted by Ponte de Sor Town Hall. The main outcomes show a significant improvement in oral skills, accent, listening and comprehension. The methodological approaches were: natural approach, immersion and TPR. The cognitive back up was based on the scaffolding concept. The learning process turned out to be extremely motivating. The achieved results are: (a) children are more spontaneous and show a higher autonomy in the communication skills; (b) over 94% of the children are interested in learning English and improved their behaviour and (c) 70% of the children understand and use the vocab ...

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