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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
Euromazing Languages

The aim of this project was to create a European language game which promoted Irish as a European language along with French, German, Italian and Spanish, in a fun way. The game, developed as a ‘mini-company’ by a Transition Year group, combines both language and cultural education in an interesting and fun method of learning. It has three different levels which allow it to be used by different age groups i.e. Level 1 is for primary school children, Level 2 is for secondary school students who are revising for exams, and Level 3 is for business people and tourists who are visiting a European country. The students also felt that Level 3 could be used by senior citizen groups who may want to learn a few key phrases of a European language as well as fun facts about a country and its culture. A unique aspect of the game is that each of the cards was hand-designed by the ...

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