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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
Discovering My Talents Through the Use of My Languages, French and Dutch, and Contacts with People from Belgium's Different Language Communities

Pupils develop their talents - whether in art, music, sport or cooking - through working with secondary (technical and vocational colleges) and primary schools, using their immersion language in contacts with students from the other Community. Moreover, for some of these talents, they are - as far as possible - given the opportunity to interact with professionals (painters, sculptors, musicians, sports people, chefs, etc.). In so doing, they discover the importance of a foreign language as well as gaining social contacts helping them to widen their linguistic horizons. They find out that each of them has certain talents, with this diversity of talents also showing them that we are all different. Teachers also benefit, being introduced to different ways of working through watching the professionals, sitting in on lessons, exchanging views at meetings and through working in tandem. ...

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