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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.).

Enjoy your search!

Label of the day
Tales from Europe

The project has been realized within the strong cooperation of our library and the Alternative English School of Kecskemét. The English competition "Tales from Europe" was promoted for elementary school students. The competition was staged over three rounds, in March, April and May of 2008. During the first round the teams had to enter the webpage of the quiz in their hometown (school, library) at a given time in order to complete the online sets of exercises, which concerned different EU related topics in English. In the second round the children had to prepare a cartoon in English and in the third round – on the basis of the two previous activities – the teams had to perform a chosen folktale or a historic event of an EU country in English. The aim of the competition was to develop the communicative and intercultural competences of the learners.
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