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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

A diverse and dynamic team of story-tellers of 15 till 25 years old move into town with a bag filled with books and stories. These story-tellers are reading aloud in houses of families where there’s little or no contact with books. Artforum reaches these families via a network of intermediate organisations: community building, youth centres, centres for basic education, integration services etc. Every ‘reading place’ will receive a maximum of 5 visits; the family get a box of books afterwards. The team of readers have monthly meetings to discover new books and to exchange experiences. Sometimes they get a training or an inspiring workshop from a guest speaker. The term ‘sprooksprekers’ refers to the medieval tellers who went past the cities to tell their ‘sproken’ (stories). Their stories themselves as well as their social capital were important in these times. The project ‘sprooksp ...

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