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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
European Language Portfolio in Pre-Primary and Primary Education

This project is based on teaching languages to Infant and Primary Education students, using ELP as the principal resource. It has been applied to the teaching of Spanish, Portuguese and English. The initiative began in the 2002-2003 academic year when the centre decided to pilot the ELP, previously approved by the European Council, and remaining in force to this day. The teaching staff has studied extensively the common reference levels for the organisation of language learning, established by the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR). Furthermore, they have analysed the methodological requirements demanded by the effective use of the ELP and have adapted their classroom practice to said requirements. Thus, a learning space has been created in which the student body actively participates, acquiring knowledge based on their own experience and self-assessment, being aw ...

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