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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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The European Language Portfolio (ELP) as a Working Tool

“IES Valle del Jiloca” Secondary School is located in Calamocha (Teruel) and each academic year it hosts 350 students approximately coming from Calamocha itself and the rural schools in the area. Due to changes in the school atmosphere throughout the last academic years, in 2004-05 a Project on Coexistence was created, reaching its highest point in school year 2005-06 with the creation of a Spanish classroom for immigrant students. Within this challenging context to address the welcome of immigrant students in the school, on the one hand, and the improvement in the acquisition of language competences for all the students in the school, on the other hand, in school year 2008-09 a group of teachers of the same school was trained on cooperative learning so as to deal with the school diversity. Besides this, the different language departments: French, English and Spanish, after conside ...

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