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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
Early Language Joy Through Singing

Hammartun primary school is one of 74 schools in Norway participating in the national project "Early start with foreign language learning 2010-2012". The project "Early Language Joy Through Singing", started in 2008, was the origin of the school's further engagement in early foreign language learning. In this song project pupils meet regularly to learn and rehearse songs in different languages. The goal is that the songs will eventually be presented to a larger audience. "Early language learning" is one of the priorities in this year's call for proposals, and this project is a good example of innovative and creative language teaching for very young learners. The children are motivated by a playful and practical approach to language learning, and music serves as an excellent source for inspiration. Not much material is needed to implement this method and it can easily be transferred and u ...

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