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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
Language Live

This lively project, which integrates language and drama, brings German to life through pantomime and provides creative preparation for AS level German while encouraging others to learn the language. The performance of Aschenputtel ('Cinderella') requires the students to do more than learn their lines. They write and learn the script, organise costumes and props, sound and lighting; moreover, all rehearsals take place in German. In keeping with tradition, the panto, which has been performed for over 500 learners of all ages, allows the audience to interact with the characters on the stage. Students from Notre Dame and neighbouring schools are more motivated to learn German as a result of the project, which has attracted attention from the University of East Anglia's international visitors. The resources are available to other schools interested in adopting the project via the we ...

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