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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
WiS – Weather in Schools

Five primary schools from the Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, Lithuania and Turkey created a project dedicated to meteorology, i.e. the monitoring of weather and its impact on our lives. The basic objective was to introduce meteorology and make it accessible to pupils and students of primary and secondary schools. Through monitoring and interpreting the values measured by their own weather stations, combined with observing the sky, the pupils tried to produce their own weather forecasts. They shared the data that had been measured and they presented their ideas and experience, all using ICT tools. The outputs included a multilingual glossary of meteorological terms, a cloud atlas, photos of unusual meteorological phenomena or a description of the transformations within the life cycle of a tree during the year. An integral part of the project was the exchange of information using the comm ...

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