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
French Digital Kitchen
The "French Digital Kitchen" at Newcastle University is a situated language learning environment where the kitchen communicates with users, instructing them step-by-step in how to cook French cuisine and teaching aspects of French language.
The project aims to develop the next generation of technology applied to language teaching. The interests of the project are in finding out how situated language learning can be supported by technology and how users acquire skills (cooking and French) simultaneously in the French Digital Kitchen.
The kitchen combines the use of digital sensors together with a Task-Based Learning approach. Task-based learning seeks to develop students’ language through providing a task and then using language to solve it.
During trials, a range of different users, from beginners to French native-speakers, have shown that they are able to learn targeted grammar
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