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!
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Breaking Down Barriers
The project had its origins in a European-funded initiative which enabled the school to develop close practical working links with partners in France and Germany. There are regular residential events for pupils from these partner schools, together with a new partner school in Belgium. The focus is on cultural links to explore how other countries experience festivals such as mardi gras and Hallowe'en, and a variety of joint curriculum projects encompassing all areas of the curriculum.
As a result of this activity, the school decided to introduce French teaching. This is carried out by one of the class teachers who was formerly a secondary school teacher of French. The judges who visited the school were extremely impressed by both the teacher and the pupils. In spite of their learning difficulties, pupils were attentive and focused and produced responses which were of a very high standa
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