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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
Learning While Having Fun

The primary motive behind our action was to bring about a change in behaviour on the part of learners when learning a foreign language, and to make them aware of its importance from the moment they begin to move away from the textbooks. To get the pupils on board and encourage them to speak, we brought into the school environment some entertaining teaching materials that fostered a participative approach. From the enthusiasm generated by our materials, we hoped to give learners the catalyst that would enable them to become the active force in their learning. During the play sessions, the pupils are required to draw on their acquired language skills to participate actively in the imaginary and interactive universe around them. A memory aid to vocabulary and grammar at the end of the pupils' textbooks means that they have all the tools needed to take part in the games on offer. We begin by ...

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