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
Tamil primary language and family learning project
This resourceful project effectively uses the language skills of the school’s parents to foster language and social integration within the school. Through group workshops parents and pupils at Downderry Primary school have been developing and sharing both their language and ICT skills. The project works with recently arrived Tamil speaking parents on topic based activities such as making cut out paper Diwali lanterns. Through talk around the activities the children develop Tamil while parents develop their English and IT skills.
The school has held lively cultural events and displays and festivals such as Diwali and Tamil New year are celebrated in school assemblies, led by children and parents from the project. Video clips of celebrations in the homeland are used to introduce the whole school to greetings in Tamil and the associated displays really encourage language.
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