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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
Studieverkstedet: The Creative Room

The European Language Label 2012 was awarded to Oslo voksenopplæring Sinsen for their creative approach to language learning for adult learners. The majority of the students at Oslo VO Sinsen have immigrant background and often few opportunities to learn and practice Norwegian in their local community. Good language skills increase the possibility to succeed in all subjects. This is important since Oslo VO Sinsen prepares their students for final exams in order for them to qualify for higher education or work life. In this context we would first of all highlight the use of senior advisors – retired teachers volunteering to assist the students in different subjects. Oslo VO Sinsen has also participated in several Grundtvig projects where they have developed the learning game "Diversonopoly". "Diversonopoly" encourages students to engage in conversations in English and Norwegian about c ...

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