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
Language as a Tool in Psycholinguistic Therapy – Touch the World
The project focused on teaching English to adult learners with visual and hearing impairments. In the project, English was used as a tool in psycholinguistic therapy entitled Touch the World. Balancing and calming emotions - negative effects - and emphasising positive effects, which promoted self-esteem, personal development, and helped to break the psychological and social isolation of people with visual impairments, formed the basis for language development as part of the therapy.
The therapy included two areas; linguistic, which was based on the Re-charged Direct Method (drawing on the theoretical aspects of the direct, audio-lingual, and TPR methods) and involved the following techniques: controlled breathing, parallel reading and dicto-listening with sand (vocabulary) and water (grammar) learning blocks; and mental one, the building blocks of which were BSM method and educational k
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