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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
Vigrestad School/School 1213, Moscow

A class of 15-year-olds from Vigrestad, Norway worked with Russian pupils on a book project. Using e-mail, letters and video letters, the pupils followed a process-driven approach, working in groups, and exchanged drafts of chapters. They shared experiences of growing up in their respective countries, starting with topics such as hobbies, fashion, eating habits, role models, surveys of attitudes to various issues and the big news stories as they affected the pupils. Through a steering group, the Norwegian pupils shared responsibility for the project and its educational content with the teacher. Simple ICT facilitated these activities, notwithstanding the differing technical situations in the two countries. The project was highly motivational in educational terms by creating a genuine communication situation; the pupils had to evaluate both the content and the linguistic means with a real ...

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