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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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Foreign Language Assemblies for Grades 3 to 5

Ringsbergskolan is a municipal school (year 0--9), where the aesthetic learning processes form the basis of all teaching. In 2006, we started our foreign language assemblies for pupils in year 3--5, ages 9--11. The aim of these assemblies in foreign languages is to give the pupils an experience of, and also the possibility to learn, a basic vocabulary in Spanish, French and German. In year six, the pupils choose one of these foreign languages which they are going to study for the next four years. In Sweden, many pupils do not continue with their chosen foreign language, and we want to change that. This is one way of working towards this aim. Once a week, the pupils have a 15 minute assembly where they learn the target language in a playful way e.g. through songs, games, short movies. Only the target language is used by the teachers, and the pupils learn basic vocabulary and phrases ...

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