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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
Record Breaking Mini Book Making Project

This is a fantastic way to get young people excited about languages and reading – and to consolidate their learning through self and peer assessment. It’s also a great way to celebrate the European Day of Languages – and to bring a big splash of colour to the classroom! The aim of the project, which gets different schools working together, is to re-engage young people with reading for pleasure, and to get pupils to share their work with a wider audience. This sharing dimension has a number of positive outcomes. Firstly, it gets people collaborating and providing well thought out and fair judgements of each other’s work. Secondly, it encourages pupils to take pride in their work, greatly improving accuracy in the target language. Pupils are asked to produce mini-booklets on a topic of their choice for a particular audience (language learners). Each book is made simply from an A4 sh ...

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