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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
Alphabet Keyboard

John Christensen was awarded the European Language Label 2011 for his invention of the 'Alphabet Keyboard' The 'Alphabet Keyboard' provides an easy tool for teaching in pre-primary and primary classes as well as for the integration of bilingual pupils and students – for lifelong learning. The 'Alphabet Keyboard' helps students who have problems with putting the correct uppercase and lowercase letters together - in the Latin alphabet the uppercase and the corresponding lowercase letter does not have the same shape. The solution is simply a keyboard where the keys are coloured, so it's easy to scan and distinguish from the other keys: red for vowels and blue for consonants. The individual letters are given in both large and small version on the same key. The idea originated from a practical need and has developed into a practical tool that can be used by many different groups of students. ...

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