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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
Reducing School Drop-Out Rates & Illiteracy Through Learning to Speak in Public

This project, created by the Polynesian Guidance for Primary School, has been designed for young pupils. Since 2007, the students have used legends, songs, and Polynesian costumes to learn how to speak in public. They use some of the local languages (Paumotu, Tahitian and Marquesan) in order to earn language skills and raise their self-esteem. This method helps them to control the use of a local language before learning and mastering French or English. In the end, the students earn a good linguistic level and pride in their native language. The cultural and linguistic legacy is passed on all the students and their families. This project allows people to open their mind to the cultural and linguistic variety as well as tolerance. Workshops are organized on many subjects for all students. But the main objective is to prevent illiteracy. By using Orero, the learner will use his language and ...

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