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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
Faust - Interpretation in Two Languages

In 2003 a program for drama lessons in German-Lithuanian languages was created. Since Goethe's "Faust" is known to high school students, it was decided to create a drama performance based on a creative interpretation and an integrative approach. The main objective of the program was to encourage school students to learn German language and to train their German language skills while interpreting J. W. Goethe‘s piece ‘Faust’. In 2004 during the project “Art Days” the students of gymnasium were interpreting the monologues of ‘Faust’ in Lithuanian and German languages. Later on, more disciplines such as history, technologies, music and arts were included into the project. The final performance was shown in December 2004 to the community of gymnasium, German language teachers, etc.
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