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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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Musubi Project

Pupils at South Wolds Community School will have another team to get behind in the 2012 Olympic Games, as they’ve started to develop a special relationship with the Japanese athletes who will be training at a nearby university. It’s all part of a wider project that has been set up to welcome the Japanese team to the UK, and it is also working to educate local children about the language, culture and sports of Japan. So far, it’s having a very positive impact. The Musubi Project is being run in partnership with Loughborough University and is supported by the East Midlands Development Agency, and involves a huge range of activities and social events that bring in schools from across the region and introduce athletes to the local area. Termly Musubi days, for example, designed and run by South Wolds pupils, invite local students to participate in workshops and conferences related to Japa ...

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