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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 River Takes - The River Brings

The project was carried out from 1.09.1999 to 31.07.2000. Its main objective was to analyse the ecological situation of the town Opole, Poland, and the village Rukki, Finland, to exchange and compare information about them. At the same time the Polish students got acquainted with the basic scientific terms in English and some “survival“ Finnish. Learning languages and learning about the Finnish culture and history was followed by two exchanges in Finland and Poland during which the young people worked together creating exhibitions and carrying out chemical experiments. The activities preceding exchanges included bird watching, examining water purity in the Odra River, Finnish language workshops, letter and email exchange between individual students and the institutions, gathering facts about Finnish culture and history. Also the Polish students prepared the exhibition called “The Flood ...

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