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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
Customised Asessment Scheme

This project is the result of a unique partnership between the Institute of Linguists Language Services and Haringey Borough Council. Providing an opportunity for Somali speakers to gain certification in their language and culture, the scheme also encourages students to take pride in their first language. With no National Curriculum qualifications available in Somali, the Customised assessment scheme gives students a rare opportunity to have their linguistic abilities recognised by the wider community. Centres entering candidates for assessment can choose up to three topics of interest to their students; they also choose the assessment tasks providing a level of flexibility very popular with learners. Many entrants are asylum seekers and refugees others are secondgeneration speakers, typically aged between 14 and 16. Since the partnership was formed in 2001, the scheme has accr ...

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