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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
RotherVision 2007

The only thing missing from this project is Terry Wogan himself! Eight primary schools across Rotherham have been involved in an exciting Eurovision Song Contest style event imaginatively combining language, popular culture music and dance. Importantly the project has been very successful in implementing languages at key stage 2, in line with national languages strategy. All the participating schools were given video conferencing equipment in advance of the event. They then planned, rehearsed and created a film about the school environment, using the target language. These films are sent off, judged and prizes were awarded. On the night groups of children from participating schools met together to perform their songs at the “Rothervison” event. This was then video conferenced eight ways enabling all schools to watch and award points that were reported back in the target language. T ...

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