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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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Mira Quien Baila: Bringing Cultures Together Through Second Language Learning (Spanish), Music, Dance, Arts and Crafts, Theatre, Technology and Visual Arts

Our school`s project, Mira Quien Baila, was inspired by the popular and traditional Spanish television shows in which famous guests perform their latest songs while dancing to the music. Throughout this project we endeavoured to include as many aspects of the school curriculum as possible, engaging the children in making the set for the television show, choosing the songs, and using IT to source ideas. The entire school, teachers and pupils alike, played an active part in learning a foreign language (L2). We also involved the parents: they listened to the Spanish songs and conversations at breakfast, on car journeys, even at bedtime! Some of the parents also provided us with flamenco and Irish dancing costumes. Cultural elements from Ireland, Spain and the European Union were introduced, making pupils aware of cultural differences and giving them a European perspective. The project ...

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