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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
Early Learning of a Second or Third Language

Tutti Frutti offers language courses (English, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, German and French) for children aged 3 to 12. Activities are organised throughout the year, both during term and the holidays. There are various locations: training is provided both at Tutti Frutti itself, at the schools, and at the request of non-profit associations. The teachers - 12 to 15 individuals - all teach their mother tongue and have teaching experience; they work in accordance with Tutti Frutti's pedagogical principles, with the focus on play activities and situational learning. The activities proposed are multidisciplinary because language learning is informed by numerous disciplines, such as geography, information technology, cooking, nature workshops, etc. Situational learning allows children to learn in a natural way and facilitates verbal exchanges and the acquisition of a specific vocabulary. The tas ...

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