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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
Writing Your Own Spanish Dictionary as a Collaborative Task

Business students at the University of Newcastle, in Newcastle Upon Tyne, taking Spanish ab initio, have been working together to identify language which is a priority for their course and record it as a dictionary on a wiki. (What is Wiki) The students choose the language they see as being of high value to their needs, and develop their wiki dictionary entries (available remotely) within a template in their own time. Language can be located within the course materials or from any other source. Students consult in matters of accuracy, share their work with each other on the wiki to improve, complete, or modify each other’s entries. All contributions are checked by the tutor for accuracy and suggestions are made to improve the content of the dictionary; however, words and entries are exclusively chosen and prepared by students themselves. Initially the Write your Own Spanish Dictionary ta ...

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