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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
Fashion International

Young people in the West Midlands are applying their interest in the world of fashion to learning language and business skills in a real-life context. Teachers at five schools in Birmingham, Staffordshire and Shropshire wanted to help students understand how important languages are as work and life skills and to increase take-up of French at Key Stage 4 (age 14-16 leading up to GCSE). The schools were keen for students to bring in other curriculum areas including enterprise, textiles and ICT to demonstrate the value of languages in conjunction with other skills and to pool their schools’ experience and enthusiasm. The schools collaborated to produce teaching units and schemes of work around the theme of fashion. Each partner school developed a teaching unit based upon an aspect of the fashion industry: units introduced vocabulary and grammar and practical activities – such as booking a h ...

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