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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
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■      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
Car@velle Programme d’échanges culturels et linguistiques individuels intégré/ A Programme of Individual Cultural and Language Exchanges

The project: The Car@velle project involves spending a week of total immersion with a penfriend, with the obligation of attending classes in one of the three Flemish partner schools (in Aalst, Bruges and Ostend). What is the purpose of this project? Convinced of the necessity of escaping from the "artificial island" of a classroom, the language teachers launched a programme of cultural and language exchanges in the 2002-2003 school year with a view to motivating their upper secondary pupils learning Dutch. The aim of the project is mainly to: (a) promote learning of the Dutch language outside the artificial setting of a classroom; (b) to boost the motivation of young people to learn Dutch by offering them the opportunity of totally immerging themselves in the language; (c) to use new ICT technologies in the acquisition of language skills; (d) to encourage people's mobility, ...

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