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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
BBB – Box of Basic Bagatells

The name of the project was inspired by the idea of "Box of Latest Rescue": the idea of a kind of basic amount of knowledge and skills that every pupil should have, after ending school, to be able to succeed in everyday life. The aim was to create the coherent system of activities including socio-pathological prevention in the school, so that the main and selected project activities could be implemented in the future. There were three main project coordinators: two teachers and a socio-preventive worker. The plan of the social worker was used as a basis for the main project activities: fashion, addictive drugs, diet, life-style, e-safety, how to survive in nature, Christmas, "Post for you" (the same as the famous TV show), digital films about media addiction, etc. The project coordinators also organized a competition for obtaining a job in an international company with special rules an ...

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