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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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There Is No Place Like Our Szewno Pre-School

As part of the project implementation, English classes were combined with these in eurhythmics, physiotherapy exercises, speech-therapy, dance, sports and swimming activities. English was taught mainly through play. As a result, pupils were more willing to participate in the classes and better assimilated knowledge. During the classes, Total Physical Response (TPR) method was used, which is based on the assumption that language is internalised as part of a code breaking process, which is similar to the one observed during the acquisition of mother tongue. This process involves an extensive period of being exposed to, listening and developing comprehension prior to starting communication. This method provides for pupils responding to commands given by teacher with physical movement. They associate commands and gestures, and use their sight to remember. Acting in accordance with the rule ‘ ...

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