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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
Italian Yes! Yes!/Italiano si! Si!

At the American School in London, the younger learners have said ‘yes’ not just to Italian, but to PE in Italian. The introduction of Italian into a physical education lesson reinforces what is learnt in the classroom, pupils use their language skills for a real purpose and have lots of fun into the bargain! The willingness of the PE and Italian teachers to work together to create an unconventional language-learning environment lies at heart of the success of this project. This collaboration allows a non-specialist, with the assistance of a language teacher, to deliver a creative, exciting class which encourages children to use their bodies and minds during language learning. Clearly the approach is popular with the children (aged 4–7) who naturally associate movements with words, and Italian and PE with a great deal of fun. The instructions, including directions, colours and ...

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