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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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Drama and Creativity Languages Link

This creative project involves Sixth Formers in running drama workshops in French and German with groups of primary school pupils and their teachers. The Sixth Formers – students of either languages or performing arts, accompany a specialist teacher from Bridgewater High School in workshops involving mime, performance, dance, and group work. Primary students create number machines, superstar sketches and animal totem poles, or recreate European paintings, turning them into life through drama. The performance and display of their work is shared throughout the school. An underlying aim of the project is to enthuse the primary school teacher and to draw them into wanting to do more work with languages. . Bridgewater High School is a Specialist Arts College and works also with Lymm Language College, who have been able to extend the project within the borough of Warrington to include co ...

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