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The 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

French primary liaison

This inner-city project sees Year 10 students become French 'teachers' in local feeder primary schools for one hour a week. The six-week project takes place during the students' first term of GCSE French, giving them the opportunity to practise the language skills in a different environment. The primary pupils, aged 10–11, are taught to discuss such things as names, days, birthdays, sport and colours and are introduced to different aspects of French culture. Activity also extends to learners as young as 8 as part of the French Club. Sharing what they know with younger learners allows the GCSE students to consolidate their knowledge and raises confidence levels.Working with different age groups has a positive impact on all students. The efforts of all students involved are recognised with a certificate, to be included in their Record of Achievement. Primary students are rewarde ...

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