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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
Family Language Learning for Primary Schools

Dallam School is a rural comprehensive with roughly 600 students on the roll. The school has Language College status and offers French, German, Spanish and Russian to its students. The school also has 1,000 adults attending courses and offers ten languages as part-time afternoon and evening courses from beginners to A-level equivalent courses. This is a scheme whereby Dallam School Community Education offers French, German and Spanish classes to local primary schools free of charge. Parents and children attend the classes together after school. The course currently lasts ten weeks, and all parents who complete the course receive the OCNW START Qualification. The children receive an award from Dallam Community Education. The project seeks to introduce and develop languages as part of the primary curriculum, to promote language learning through ICT, to encourage international links and t ...

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