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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.).

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Label of the day
A hero in each of us, or small steps for a better world

Developed by a primary school, the project focuses on English and addresses original topics – heroism, helping others, peace. Four European schools (from Poland, Slovakia, Norway and the Czech Republic) participated in the project. Pupils discussed general concepts such as peace and heroism, and the prominent figures who were awarded or nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in each partner country. They looked for heroes around themselves and they realised that heroism is connected with the everyday reality of ordinary people and does not always need to involve great feats. They reflected on their own actions and their behaviour towards others. They wrote stories, shot videos and held videoconferences. They discussed their conclusions with partners and, in turn, drew inspiration from all project participants. They participated in charity events and supported boys with disabilities. The pro ...

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