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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
Mime and Humour with Puppets

This is a new pedagogical method for learning where knowledge, topics and people become one. A creative method which involves and engages both teachers and students and thus builds a positive attitude towards learning. Through language the student will be able to deepen their knowledge of other countries cultures which helps to create a better communication between people. ”Mime and humour with puppets” introduces practical work, as well as audio and visual aspects, which motivates language learning. The puppet is magical, it provides a safe distance which makes it easier to take part in different language situations. To dare to talk and make mistakes, perhaps even be laughed at, it does not make any difference, after all it is the puppet not me! Simultaneously the student and puppet unite as one and suddenly are daring to speak a foreign language, an experience which gives greater se ...

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