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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
Intercultural Learning of French as a Foreign Language

The Welcome Office is a branch in the Agence Iter France created to help the integration of all the Iter personnel and families. The ILP is designed specifically to help the teachers understand that the culture of each of their student is as important as the one of the language they teach. ITER is one of the biggest international scientific projects of the beginning of the 21st century which aim is to reproduce and develop a new source of Energy based on the Sun characteristics: the Fusion Energy. The Cadarache site welcomes and helps the integration of Iter new foreign associates. It analyses the wishes and needs of these emigrants. ILP uses the cultural aspects of each participants in order to help him blend in as quickly as possible in French everyday-life and to be work efficient: he learns to know the other in its differences, its homeland, its native language, its habits, its cou ...

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