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The 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

Creative writing

The workshop “Expression écrite libre” originates from the need to rediscover the pleasure of speaking and writing not only in terms of communication, but also as a means of exploration and self-exploration. It was a playful experience to give voice to aspects of one's own inner world. Pupils achieved the goal of reading expressively their papers in L1 and L2, listening in an active way to the papers written by classmates and using the foreign language in a functional way to express their interior world without fear of being judged. Texts and particular linguistic games were used, such as acrostics, spelling-books, sounds games, texts and colours, incipit by famous authors, puns and metaphors of identity etc.., all of which allowed pupils to gain more confidence thanks to a more open practice of the language at school and outside. All activities were carried out by alternating the tw ...

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