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The 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
Gullgreven 2011

The objective of the project "Gullgreven" has been to increase pupils' motivation for learning languages by combining film making and foreign language learning. Pupils have produced their own films in their German, Spanish and Italian classes. The grand finale of the project was that "Gullgreven", the school's own Oscar statuette, was awarded "best film". The project "Gullgreven" is an example of creative and innovative methods in language learning. In their evaluation of the project, pupils reported that the project made them more motivated both to improve pronunciation skills and to increase vocabulary in order to obtain as good results as possible. The project is also a good example of how a practical approach and cross-curricular cooperation can increase the quality of foreign language learning. To make a film is a form of text production, and producing texts is a well-known method t ...

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