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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
Words, Expressions and Common European Sayings

This proposal is based on the collaboration of compulsory secondary education and baccalaureate students, as well as teachers from different curriculum areas- English, French, Latin and Greek, technology, art, music and biology- at the five participating centres with the aim of developing a multimedia dictionary in which common words, expressions and sayings from the participating countries are compiled. In total, approximately 10 students have actively participated in the project's implementation and the development of materials, supervised for example, just in Spain, by members of the centre’s teaching staff. In order for the project to become a reality various activities have been required: meetings between the teachers and students at the participating centres by means of bi-weekly videoconferences to organise and compare the material that has been developed, meetings in some of the ...

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