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.).
Enjoy your search!
Label of the day
Czartoryska tower of Babel – Language theatre
The project involved a number of activities aimed at staging theatre performances in several languages and promotion of learning English, French, German, Russian, and Italian. Romeo and Juliet and A Christmas Carol were rendered for theatre by students who at the stage easily switched from one language to another. The performances were accompanied by a competition for the best poster and stage design. Students worked on the promotion of the shows (photos, presentations, video, documentary) and secured technical services (lighting, sound, special and sound effects, music recordings, subtitles for scenes in foreign languages).
Thanks to project implementation, students learnt to cooperate and took responsibility for implemented tasks. In the process, they developed their interests, realised the importance of language learning and, most importantly, improved their linguistic and intercultu
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