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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
Healthy Eating and Physical Activities to Promote Learning for a Better Lifestyle

We aimed to examine the positive influence of healthy food and physical fitness for learning success and overall wellbeing in our partner schools in France, Italy, North Ireland (UK), Greece, Romania, Poland, Austria, Denmark, Netherlands and Germany. We learned the traditional customs and food habits each school involved has, drawing the conclusion that each country has a different interpretation of the meaning of food, drinking and physical activity and its impact on learning. Also, due to climate conditions we could learn that in Holland, Denmark, Northern Ireland and Germany since the climate is cold the food is heavy mainly potatoes, pasta, salads, raw vegetables. Whereas in the South-East – where the climate is warmer, with longer days – food consisted of meat, cheese, fruit and vegetables. Furthermore, sport activities are performed mainly outdoor in the Eastern countries while in ...

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