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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.).

Enjoy your search!

Label of the day
Euro 2004 cultural and linguistic extravaganza

England to lift the cup? Not this time, but students at King James’s School, Knaresborough have been lifted by the Euro 2004 Extravaganza. The project, which works principally with Year 7, but includes all students and feeder primaries, draws on the interest in an international sporting competition to motivate teachers, learners and the local community and raise enthusiasm for languages. Subject teachers go beyond the usual topics to bring out language and cultural elements across the curriculum, from an orienteering and culture quiz in Geography to an introduction to international ingredients in Food Technology. Students are given tasters of a range of new languages in addition to those ordinarily on the timetable – made possible by staff preparation of interactive DVDs to present the material to students. Everyone is enthusiastic about the project, including the canteen staff ...

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