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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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Portuguese and French in the Primary School

The project «An Approach to Intercultural Awareness - Portuguese and French in the primary School» started with an Interchange between Portuguese teachers from Alentejo schools (Évora, Montemor-o-Novo and Beja) and French teachers from Grenoble district, involving pupils of primary schools (134 pupils of seven classes).The aim of the project was the early learning of foreign languages, the multicultural education and the acceptance of personal and social differences. So, the methodologies settled were: two visits of the groups of teachers in different occasions - two language courses for teachers (the French attended a Portuguese course and the Portuguese attended a French one) - taking part of the penfriend's everyday life during the stay in the host country - exchange of pedagogy experiences, for instance, as far as the activities in mixed ability classes and methods and techniques for ...

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