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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
Linguaswap - Second Level Language Swapping

Linguaswap was developed by four teachers based in Coláiste Bhríde, Carnew, Co. Wicklow and has been used by students to develop their language skills through links with students in schools in Germany, France, Spain etc. Linguaswap proposes to become the first online language swapping website for second level students globally. Linguaswap is unique in that it provides a secure forum for oral interaction via a video link for students at second level. The service is enhanced by conversation prompters, language tips and updated information regarding current issues and events of interest to young people. Linguaswap is ostensibly a database of students who are learning languages and who would like to link via video chat with others to swap their languages on line. Members can browse and choose chat buddies from the relevant countries. They can send messages or request a chat with their buddy. ...

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