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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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Recipes for MFL success

Ready, steady, cook! For pupils at Langley Park School for Girls Food Technology lessons have a distinctly international flavour. Students follow a ten-week License to cook programme, where they learn practical cookery skills through the medium of German and French. The project, which started life as an after school club, was successfully incorporated into the Year 7 curriculum in September 2009. Staff from both the MFL and the Technology departments have worked together to create an exciting and engaging way to teach languages through another subject area. Pupils cook authentic German and French recipes and also have the opportunity to taste a range of different foods, often specialties that they haven’t tasted before. Lessons are taught in the target language with a focus on key words and vocabulary. As pupils gain in confidence in the language, they are able to describe their dish ...

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