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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
ICT and Young Learners

The project relates to the use of thematic story approach to teaching French or English as a foreign language to 8 to 10 year- olds, using a web based communication tool. The project was launched by the Centre for modern languages in Graz, within the first medium term programme, including primary schools from 17 countries. The aim is to encourage the use of the internet both as a resource and a medium for teaching languages to young learners. For this purpose, a communication tool has been developed. It is available online in English and French version. The participating schools were divided into circuits of four; in one of them were classes from Estonia, Malta, Germany and Slovenia. Each class made a star which travelled from school to school. Children wrote about its adventures on the web site of the project. Children's parents were involved as well, especially at the introduction phas ...

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