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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
Encouraging the Study of French Through Theatre – 3rd edition/Langue sur scène, langue de partage - Journées du théâtre jeune francophone - IIIe édition

The project focused on pupils, student and teachers, but also a broader francophone public, underlining the importance of communication, the interaction with native French speakers and encouraging the study of French through theatre. Being an exercise that involves both expression and understanding, theatre ensures fluency and spontaneity in communication, contributing to a richer vocabulary and a better pronunciation and accent in French. Moreover, theatre helps build the teenage personality, contributes to the development of creativity, practical and organisational skills, as well as teamwork. At a time where students obviously prefer English to French, this project draws attention to the acquisition of unique abilities such as "savoir-faire" or "savoir-vivre" and invites students to get to know unknown aspects of French civilisation.
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