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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
New Friends

At Scoil Uí Mhuirí, Dunleer, language teachers and learners share the belief that language teaching is bound to lose much of its authenticity if it never or only rarely makes use of media and information technologies and for that reason, language teaching and ICT have become synonymous at the school. In this initiative, a teacher of German in Ireland and of English in Germany helped their students to prepare and carry out videoconferences. The work involved careful preparation and extensive collaboration between the two teachers. The students had the opportunity to discover each other in a very real and immediate way. The conferences involved an equal spread of German language learning for the Irish pupils and English for their counterparts in Germany. A structured approach was taken when preparing for videoconferences. Scripts were prepared, grammatically checked and learned off. Spo ...

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