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
Iris Literacy through Latin Scheme
The Iris Literacy Trough Latin Scheme, based in Oxford, delivers Latin as part of the national literacy curriculum. It focuses especially on schools in deprived urban regions, where literacy levels are often low, and the subject may be a particular challenge for pupils.
The project started life as a small pilot in East London and East Oxford schools, delivering Latin as part of the school literacy curriculum, using a course based on: storytelling, activities and games. Since then, the project has expanded to state schools in Manchester, Reading, Swansea, and Fife, and is soon to start in Glasgow.
Iris aims to introduce the nuts and bolts of Latin grammar, and demonstrate the deep connections between Latin and English. In this way, pupils are helped to unlock the complexity of English and experience a fascination for learning new languages.
The project trains a team of volu
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