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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:

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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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Recreational games as a bilingual teaching method

The San Isidro Infant and Primary Education School sensed the need to carry out some recreational activities in English that could be implemented throughout the Primary Education academic years and whose content could be adapted to the each academic year's syllabus. “Recreational games as a bilingual teaching method”, which is embodied in the “English Game”, a board game that fosters teamwork and removes the focus from the teacher so that they become a mere facilitator-conductor of the teaching-learning process. The game helps perfect this process, increase the students’ independent work and resolves problematic situations present in the teaching practice. This project uses the game as the cornerstone of foreign language learning, and can be split into three important sections: Pre-recreational activities, necessary to play the “English Game” successfully. These cognitive activities ...

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