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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
Hippocampus Academy - Docendo Discimus

The project was initiated in October 2009 to support English philology students who majored in teaching and translation. It was aimed at preparing them for their future career. The project was based on the learning by teaching methodology (German: Lernen durch Lehren, LdL), which assumes that students learn best by teaching others. English philology students were encouraged to act as volunteers and teach students of the Third Age University established by Kromka Chleba Foundation. This volunteer work helped the students gain practical experience in the teaching profession, and was conducive to activating and integrating the local community and the school. Students have developed original teaching materials and on-line dictionary based on specialist texts they worked on, as well as exercises in the field of law and economics. They prepared modular grammar and vocabulary tests. The ...

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