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.).
Enjoy your search!
Label of the day
Valuing Caribbean languages
This project has helped highlight the relationship between Jamaican and Standard English and raised the self-esteem of learners through a better appreciation of their language and culture. An important aspect of the project is a ten-week course whereby students learn about the distinctive vocabulary and grammar of Jamaican, the first language of some of the students. Participants prepare a projet to present during the last lesson. Presentations include singing, dancing, costumes and artefacts, historical accounts, storytelling and personal reflections. All students have had an opportunity to reflect on the nature of the language and to learn about Jamaican culture and history.
The decision to use the term 'Jamaican' rather than 'Creole' or 'Patois' is fundamental to the aims of the course. Jamaica 2K has been successful in its aim to have Jamaican accepted as an option in the Ins
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