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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
Institute of Technology Blanchardstown-Access Languages Programme

This exciting and engaging project involves hundreds of students at primary, secondary and third level in the Dublin 15 area in the teaching and learning of Modern Foreign Languages. The initiative’s main aims are to promote linguistic and cultural awareness and to accentuate the relevance and benefits of continued language learning into every stage of education. The project’s first point of contact with pupils is at primary level. A series of culture-based classes given by ITB’s Erasmus students and bi-annual visits for 5th and 6th class local primary school students to ITB’s language labs foster a great interest in IT, cultural awareness, language learning and further education. Culture projects that consolidate linguistic and cultural knowledge acquired by students in the initiative are displayed in a certificate-awarding ceremony for parents and students at the end of year. ...

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