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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
Liverpool Primary Modern Foreign Languages Project

The "Liverpool Primary Modern Foreign Languages Project, in Liverpool offers a comprehensive service of teaching, training and support to enable primary schools to deliver Modern Foreign Languages (MFL). The team provides high quality teaching of French, German, Spanish and Mandarin to 85 primary schools across the city of Liverpool. In addition there are 14 Centres of Excellence for MFL who act as beacons of good practice for French, German and Spanish. The project was chosen by the Consejería de Educación to become a pioneering ‘Spanish Section’, one of only two programmes running in the UK. The project started in 2000, working with a number of local, national and international partners such as Liverpool Hope University, the Consejería de Educación and the CfBT Education Trust. European Language Label judges were inspired to read about the long running and extensive project and said: " ...

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