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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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Rescue from the Oblivion – Leśniów Monument Track

The project has been implemented as part of a programme by Centrum Edukacji Obywatelskiej (Citizenship Education Centre) entitled Monument Track – Students Adopt Historic Buildings. As part of the programme, students from all over Poland look for forgotten historic sites, interesting artefacts, fascinating stories in their vicinity and take care of them to make sure they are not forgotten. Students from Leśniów Wielki joined the programme to promote historic sites in their locality, which is situated on a border with Germany, and before WWII had mainly German population. Project participants could learn the history of their village and understand the reasons for difficult Polish-German relations. The project was implemented by 12 students of grade 4-6. Working with the use of a project method, they sought information about the past of Leśniów Wielki, improved their language skills by ...

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