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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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Young Europeans are Interested in the Mediterranean/Les jeunes en Europe s’intéressent à la Méditerranée

Hemne Upper Secondary School is a relatively small upper secondary school in the county of Sør-Trøndelag in Norway. The school has participated in the project "Les jeunes en Europe s'interessent à la Méditerranée" together with Belgium, Italy, Greece and Morocco. The project has used the learning platform Metwinning (similar to e-Twinning) in order to let pupils exchange ideas and opinions with pupils from other countries. The project has made pupils better acquainted with other countries and cultures, but it is also worth noting that the students report that they have learnt more about their own country as well. French has been the communication language in the project, and improved language skills are an obvious result of the cooperation. Using new digital tools has also increased the pupils’ ICT skills. This project is an example of how creativity in language learning and the use of n ...

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