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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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The Cooplang Project

The English version is called “Virtual Cabinet”. It was the first created by the university and served as a model for the German version as well as well as the Spanish, Italian and French versions. The story is adapted for each language to match the culture of each country. In the English version, the learner becomes a consultant for a British Minister. 21 bills are available and the learner has to select one. He has to study the bill and present it and his conclusion to the Minister (written summary). The learner has access to news reports, interviews and recorded conversation to draw his conclusion. The work form the learned will be rated by a teacher/tutor. In the school year of 2007-2008 Cooplang has been used by 2500 students and 35 teachers/tutors. The collaboration with the University of Grenoble 3 and the University of Lille 3 helped maintain the project and its economic vi ...

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