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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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E-mail clubs

The goal of the e-mail clubs is to encourage distance learners in the French Community to learn on an independent basis by putting them into contact with native speakers. These personalised contracts secure the loyalty of the learners. They provide a flexibility and an immediacy which exchanges of letters do not permit. The discrete presence of a pedagogic facilitator helps the learner make progress and makes for more effective language practice - correction of grammatical errors, lexical support, discussion topics, etc. An e-mail club is a group of six persons (three francophone and three allophone) who communicate between themselves via e-mail, accompanied by a facilitator. Some of the adults are monolingual but generally they are familiar with the two languages. Each message is sent to all members of the club and to the facilitator, who is responsible for re-launching the exchanges wh ...

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