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
Learning English Through Festivals
The project was commenced in September 2002 with an intension to prove:
1) it is a fun and easy to study English;
2) in order to understand English better it is necessary to get acquainted with the culture of the nations speaking the language.
Festivals celebration is one of the means to get to know the culture and mentality of the nation. The following festivals have been celebrated during the academic year 2002/2003: Halloween, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, Burn's Night, St. Valentine’s Day, April Fool’s Day. Next year it is planned to deepen the obtaining knowledge and to make it is a tradition, as well as add to the list Shakespeare's birthday, Advent and May Day and to introduce the idea into German and French teaching.
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