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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.).

Enjoy your search!

Label of the day
Project Croissant (Growing)

Project Croissant isn’t about breakfast but is so called because ‘croissant’ means ‘growing’ – in this case growing in confidence and in strength of collaboration. The project is a weekly after school club with a difference. It is a peer mentoring initiative which sees groups consisting one Year 10 leader, two Year 9 mentors and four Year 5 pupils. Secondary students apply for the job of mentor or leader to the primary pupils and so learn relevant skills of self-presentation; they make the commitment to 20 weeks of teaching and are paid for the work. All materials and teaching resources are provided by the teacher but the students work out how best to exploit them. Activities include devising and performing a puppet play and visiting a simulated French environment and interacting with native speakers. Learners produce a weather forecast autocue and weather map, the forecasts are the ...

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