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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
A Dog Is Not a Toy

The project focused on shaping protective attitudes towards animals in children and acquiring linguistic competences by them. By showing to pupils the actual needs of animals and promoting adequate attitudes, English became a tool for education in natural and social sciences. The teaching methods and techniques, such as Total Physical Response, learning the use of music, arts and drama, used in the project, were adapted to the needs of the target group. The lessons aimed at providing knowledge of ecology and teaching the language for immediate communication. During the lessons, children met a dog, a cocker spaniel called Aniela who was the protagonist of a story told to the children and a resident of a kennel called SpanieLOVE PSYtulisko. Pupils learnt new words and phrases related to animals through play and physical activity, and made drawings and paintings. Elder children watched a f ...

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