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The 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
The Tour de France in 21 units/Le Tour de France en 21 unités

A project has been created by taking the Tour de France as the theme, getting the entire school involved in learning French. By implementing activities such as integrated learning of content and foreign languages, the European Language Portfolio (ELP) and the use of ICT as binding elements in the project, the following sections and stages are implemented: a map with the routes of the different stages of the Tour de France, broken down into 21 stages, the routes running through the different regions of France, through which the most relevant aspects of its towns, cities, monuments, scenery and environment, interesting facts, inhabitants and cuisine will be studied; from the creation of a logo for the different jerseys to coming up with music for the Tour, and so on. All of this will be done in both languages being studied: French and Spanish. This is a motivating project in which the st ...

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