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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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The Stars Are Talking Through Our Project

Most students showed during classes that they did not know the answers to questions such as "What is the EU?", "Which countries are members of the EU?", "Which languages are spoken in Europe?". This was seen as an important deficiency. A survey took place, which aimed to identify how much deficiency there was. There were indeed lots of things that even teachers did not know. Therefore, groups were created to learn about each EU country and these countries' languages at beginners' level. For 5 months, each group made searches for the assigned countries and the languages of these countries. They learned the pronunciations of the words from Google language and internet. Every week, they studied with simple dialogues on the languages. In addition to things like countries maps, national anthems, famous people, flags, cities, units of currency, foods, local costumes, they tried to learn the ...

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