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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
Introducing Marseille to the World

Target languages: English, Spanish and French. Teachers got pupils to write a book about the town they live in, Marseille. This book is intended for their pen-friends, namely pupils from the partner schools of the Parc Bellevue primary school, not just in Europe but all over the world. The pupils wrote various pages in French on history, geography, local customs, cookery recipes, stories, etc. The teachers and pupils then translated the texts, with the help of an English teacher, a Spanish teacher and an English assistant from the Comenius programme. This kind of work enables pupils (many of whom are from immigrant families, who often rarely leave their neighbourhood and who know little about their own city) to regain ownership of the local Marseille environment. Once this re-appropriation has been achieved, the pupils are able to present Marseille and its culture to the children of Euro ...

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