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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
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■      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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Drama as a Teaching Method

The aim of this project is to present drama as a technique in foreign language teaching and to promote cultural initiative and mutual knowledge among the students from 3 European secondary schools. Through drama students are encouraged to free thinking and creativity. The project was started in 2001 and consists of 2 stages. The first stage of the project (2001-2003) was carried out in Grobina secondary school. During the first year short sketches were shown in English. Then the students made the first attempt to write their own plays. In 2003 plays were staged already in 3 languages – English, German and Russian and 4 authors participated in the young playwrights’ competition. During the 2003/2004 one more language – French will be included in the Theatre show. During the second stage (2004-2005) the project will be added a further innovative aspect and it will become an international c ...

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