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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British Sign Language for primary school children
Students at All Saints’ School first became interested in British Sign Language when a
profoundly Deaf child joined the school. Such was their enthusiasm, a signing club was set
up; eighteen months later the project boasts lively lunchtime clubs as well as a weekly afterschool
club, which parents are also encouraged to attend.
Learners are expected to ‘switch off’ their voices at the start of the club and rely on their
hands and facial expressions to communicate with others. The children learn through games,
story telling and role-play, turning everyday communication into a fun, inclusive activity.
The project has meant that everyone at the school has an increased awareness of sign
language and Deaf culture with children, even in the first stages of the project, able to sign
the names of their favourite animals and colours. Hearing children have been involved in
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