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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
Common European words, idioms and proverbs

The project aims to teach students to be tolerant, to interact and work in a team, and to appreciate cultures different from their own. The activity involves students and teachers from different European countries producing an illustrated dictionary of words, proverbs and expressions common to the seven languages of the project (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Slovak and Polish). The students learn that despite the linguistic differences many words, proverbs and expressions are the same in the various European languages. New technologies play a central role in the activity and allow the acquisition of information from the Internet, e-mail discussions, netmeetings, audio-video conferences, the recording of proverbs and expressions, the conversion of sounds into MP3 format, drawing using digital pens, and, finally, the social experience of setting up a web site where all the w ...

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