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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
Pen Pals’ Classroom

The aim of the project (Pen Pals' Classroom project) was by putting students into a single virtual classroom with children from other countries (Pen Pals' classes), where they improved their foreign - language skills through an interaction with native speakers, built basic skills of communication through the Internet media outlet, developed essential key skills needed by students of the twenty-first century, and most of all by a teamwork and sharing of ideas through new technologies. In general, virtual classroom provided by the site GlogsterEdu, students from both countries interact through creating glogs - interactive posters that contain text, pictures, video and links. Through these children illustrate their interests, hobbies and preferences, using different kind of media and text, thereby sharing information with their peers abroad. The exchange of information is done by writing th ...

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