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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
Teaching Irish to Foreign National Students Within Our School Community

Seeing the diversity of the school community grow, the fourth year Irish class wished to include students from other nationalities in learning Irish, so they planned an Irish class and invited the foreign national students to attend. This gave the Irish students the opportunity to organise a class plan, to teach their native language and to use various other skills. The foreign national students enjoyed the experience and left knowing a cúpla focal. The Irish students also wanted to learn basic words from the languages of the foreign national students: Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish and Russian. As a result we extended the project to include a word exchange programme where the Irish class made up flashcards with an Irish word, the phonetics and a picture to represent the word on it. These were given to the foreign students, who in turn gave them back with the same word translated into the ...

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