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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
Early Language Acquisition and Lifelong Learning. Bruksskolan, Höganäs

Since 1998 Loket preschool at Bruksenheten has systematically introduced the children to English. The staff at the preschool has a strong belief that children’s curiosity and joy of learning benefit their confidence and self-fulfilment in their lifelong learning. The Loket preschool introduces joy in early learning when they make the children interested in English in a fun and inspiring way: • The English word of the week, which is based on a theme or a word from the children’s everyday life, interests or own suggestions. • We listen and imitate the word, which is always a noun; we use pictures to watch or feel, as well as songs and rhymes. • We use a theme as starting point when we play, e.g. A world travel (in English). • Documentations in personal files. • Make use of the parents’ interest in the children’s learning • Encourage the children to speak English. Since 1998 we have had an ...

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