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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
Language Portfolio

Integration Centre Foyer developed a model of "Language Portfolio" (N ° 2010 R005) which was accredited in 2012 by the Council of Europe. It is the first accredited one in Europe that uses Romanian in combination with other languages. The Language portfolio aims at encouraging children, parents, schools and leisure organizations to focus on the home languages in order to stimulate multilingualism among pupils (6-12 year olds) and their appreciation for it. The pupils can show who they are, what they can do already, what they have learned, how they did it and what they still want to learn. Thus they get a far more active role: they decide what is put in their portfolios, and so a process of self-reflection starts with ease. The pupils discover their own strengths and weaknesses in a context that does not need to be limited to speaking or writing languages. The Language portfolio consists ...

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