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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
The Great Journey/Le grand voyage

The Great Journey/Le grand voyage is a storyline based approach to learning French and French culture. Students in year 9 create characters that are travelling from Sweden to Paris. The students have to accomplish different tasks during their journey to familiarize them with the city, the French culture and the French language. To increase the children's interest, involvement and motivation, the group has been divided into VIPs (excessive budget) and backpackers (very small budget). This economic imbalance allows them to experience Paris in very different ways. The students document their journey by writing a character diary that the whole class have access to as the texts are published on the class blog. The blog lets them take part in each other's adventures and the texts work as example texts for those who need more help. The lesson content, the students' presentations and inte ...

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