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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
Study the language - Reach the Olympus!

In 2014 Lithuania commemorated a decade of EU membership. On 26th of September in Kuršėnai Daugėliai basic school of Šiauliai district European day of languages which was integrated with Little School Olympic was organised. The event was dedicated to commemorate the honourable date. All the classes were making attribute of various European countries. All the teams had to learn to greet and to present themselves in other language. The whole week pupils were looking for information on the internet about European countries, they were learning to greet in other languages, they were analysing customs of other countries. An exhibition was organised at our school: during the brakes pupils could analyse different maps of the European countries, students could learn the flags of European Union countries. During the lessons students were learning to greet in other languages, created cards, did var ...

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