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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
Coup de Théâtre, Learning French Through Theatre

The Coup de Théâtre Festival is a meeting place for young people who share a passion for theatre, are studying French and a desire to discover something new, the unknown that will bring them into contact with another culture. Coup de théâtre and Kaleidós, the association promoting the festival, are part of Artdala, an international network of school theatre festivals that are held in French as a foreign language, which they joined in 1999. Coup de théâtre came into existence ten years ago, and over this period has grown in terms of the number of students and teachers. The project was conceived in the classroom for the classroom, in the belief that learning a language is more stimulating if it is spiced up with real experiences, if it has real emotions and creates a link between the language and the students' emotions. The initiative's promoters began introducing activities in which t ...

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