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!
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Linguistic Pluralism and Living Languages. Duveds skola, Åre
The project ”Linguistic pluralism and living languages” was initiated in order to promote language studies and to motivate the students. The goal is to show the students real and living languages and raise their linguistic awareness. The overall theme of the project is to focus on languages, cultures and multilingualism.
The project started in autumn 2004. A Spanish language assistant, Juan, was employed. He was going to teach Spanish and English at the school during one year. Since he did not speak Swedish, English became a means to learn Spanish and consequently a ”living language”. Other steps taken in order to develop teaching methods and motivate the students were to contact other European schools, where the same modern languages are studied. Contact was established with a school in Flensburg, Germany, and collaboration was started with a ninth grade class where French was studied
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