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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
Creating Software to Help Learn Foreign Languages

Four teams of foreign-language teachers, with the help of a multimedia specialist, are developing learning software which helps pupils to learn foreign languages and to develop their knowledge of European cultures. To date, ten products have been developed: "Le mur de Berlin" (The Berlin Wall) and "Tout le monde s'appelle Ali" (Everyone is called Ali) in German; "A Day in the Life of Ann Doyle", "Schooldays", "Wild and Woolfy" and "The Magnificent Seven" in English; "Las dos Españas" (The Two Spains) and "Don Quichotte" (Don Quixote) in Spanish; and "Venise" and "Bologne" (Venice and Bologna) in Italian. This learning software is available at the secondary school and is used by all the classes. Information technology provides new scope for investigation and creativity in a wide range of subjects. Multimedia computers give users access to sound and images and enable them to express themse ...

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