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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
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■      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

English and French middle-school pupils produced a musical together. This involved pupils from the English theatre workshop of the St Germain de Charonne middle school in Paris, and those of the music workshop of St Andrew's school in Croydon. The English children were in charge of the musical part: chorus and orchestra, while the French children were responsible for the theatre part: they performed the play in English. The pupils made the programmes, posters and DVD of the show themselves. The artistic project was led by the Drama Ties Company in collaboration with teachers from both countries. It took place over a school year, based on meetings and exchanges. During the third term, the two groups met up, first in England and then in France, to give three public performances. "Potion" is a musical based on the story of "Romeo and Juliet", written specially for the project by Ann Lovelac ...

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