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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
Passport Health and Citizenship/Passport santé et citoyenneté

Pupils from Woodhill Primary School can help you navigate your way around the blogosphere. They have been learning French through blogs and podcasts centred around the themes of good health and citizenship as part of an Anglo-Franco-Scottish project linking schools in three countries. Blogging and podcasting mean that learners can link with partners and communicate using text, images and sound. Using these technologies Primary 6 and Primary 7 pupils have made such impressive progress in learning French that the project is being expanded into secondary level. Children at the school are rightly proud of their blogs and are thrilled when they receive comments and feedback from people in other schools/countries. The blogs and the podcasts, which include lessons for learners as well as their own recordings, provide the opportunity for the pupils to work at their own pace, which they really ...

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