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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
Cultural Heritage Through Creative Expressions

Languages can be boring if they are presented in a traditional way. Students need to understand that languages are living entities and that they make sense in everyday life. Through performing arts, languages can become alive and students can appreciate them more. The fact that our island holds a language of its own, and that because of various reasons it is being invaded by loan words, it is more crucial to keep this language living. Thus, aspects of the Maltese language such as proverbs and idioms, that are becoming merely lists in syllabi, will make a larger impact on students' mind, if delivered in innovative and fresh methods, that is, using students initiatives, creativity and ideas and develop real contexts for them. Moreover, group work is one of the main pedagogical methods exercised throughout the year. This enables students to share ideas, learn from each other and build ...

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