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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
The Role of Rhythm

Impington Village Language College provides a language programme to pupils in Years 3-6 in five feeder primary schools. The opportunity to provide non-statutory teaching has been used to investigate whether the use of mime, music and rhythm can enhance pupil motivation and acquisition of new language. The project uses djembe rhythms, raps and calypso beats, mixed with mime, movement and original songs, to immerse students in a completely different sensorial and intellectual learning experience. The project is based on the knowledge that movement, rhythm and music enhance many areas of learning and development, and stimulate creativity. The project has been independently evaluated by a teacher trainer of national renown, who is enthusiastic in his praise and believes that the classes will provide such a sound language base for the pupils when they go to secondary school, that they will b ...

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