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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.).

Enjoy your search!

Label of the day
English for Pre-Primary School

Sardinia is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean. To spend one's holiday there, especially in the summer, means not only finding a sea offering splendid colours and transparency but also warm hospitality and a wealth of culture and tradition, and this is why many Italians and also many foreigners come here. Is this the reason why our young pupils have begun to acquire some knowledge of English? When they grow up they will certainly be expert at presenting the riches of their land to those who do not know Italian or Sardinian. The project proposes learning in the form of play, as is natural at this age, and uses in particular the method of «Total Physical Response» making use of the five senses. The children have also learnt that it is possible to communicate knowledge and emotions using different languages.
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