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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
Adopt a Class

"Adopt a Class" is an outreach scheme which buddies a Language Undergraduate Student with a Year 9 class while the Student is on their year abroad. The Year 9 class will meet the student so that the Student can introduce themselves. They will talk about what it is like to study languages at University, their motivation for choosing languages and the adventure on which they are about to embark – their year abroad! While the Student is abroad, they keep in regular contact with the class by emailing, sending postcards and other resources in the target language. This contact with the country brings the language alive for the pupils and shows them the relevance of learning a language. It encourages the pupils to seriously consider a language as an option for KS4. When the Student returns from their year abroad, they return to the school and deliver another presentation to the b ...

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