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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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Six Teen Stories – Creative Writing Workshop and Stories Dramatization

This project focuses on written skills as a determinant factor to academic success. Bringing together writing and creativity to gain self-confidence was one of the aims of the project. By improving written skills, oral fluency has also been improved. Besides, through the workshops team cooperation was also developed. Six stories were written, the subjects dealt with citizenship according to the secondary school syllabus (multiculturalism, bullying, the internet dangers, the consumer society). After the stories were finished and gave origin to a book, they were all put on stage; only one was recorded in DVD, but the remaining 5 are going to be recorded as well. The stories have been performed by the pupils to the school community. These performances should also be used as pedagogical material in the coming school year. The DVDs enable pupils from other schools to benefit from this proj ...

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