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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
Speaking Club

'Speaking Club' is mainly based on using English only where talking English is allowed. Hot topics are chosen and dealt with by the instructors weekly with the activities poking students' curiosity and motivation talk. 'Speaking Club' aims to eradicate the common prejudices and anxieties such as "Learning English is OK, but it is meaningless if we do not use it outside the class". What is meant by "outside the class" is being able to speak English in real life and every-day situations. Furthermore, 'Speaking Club'' enables a real life-like atmosphere where first language use is not welcomed. The opportunity of speaking freely without the fear of grades and doing this outside the class with different instructors and students enable students to gain self-confidence. The topics chosen based on students' suggestions and feedback are dynamic and interesting. The point which makes 'Speaking Cl ...

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