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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
The Cornwall Mini-Assistants Project

This project involves an exchange of Sixth Formers between Brittany and Cornwall, who work as language assistants in primary schools in the host country. It is a simple and cost-effective scheme, which offers numerous benefits to language learning in both countries: teenagers benefit from a period of work experience (one or two weeks) in the host country. Their fluency in the language increases dramatically and they grow in confidence and maturity. At the same time, primary children in the host country have the chance to interact with a native speaker in their classroom, with all the attendant cultural and linguistic benefits that brings. A third benefit could be, in due course, in the area of teacher supply – the positive experience of working with children is encouraging students to consider language teaching as a career. The project has been running for over a decade and is so popular ...

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