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The 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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An Anglo-French partnership

For many years, the Saint-Lô Thère agricultural college has been working in partnership with Cannington College (an English further education college located in Somerset) to help students studying for the BTS (advanced vocational training certificate) to develop proficiency in English as well as technical skills in both English and French. As a primary example, the Saint-Lô agricultural college has accepted students on a "European" BTS, option "Food Industry" since 1994 and a European BTS, option "Animal Production" since 2004. The organisation and implementation of teaching has been designed through consultation meetings and exchanges of email and letters between English and French teachers, to ensure that teaching between both countries is fully coordinated; training takes place as follows: * First term in France at Saint-Lô Thère: preparation for the Agricultural BTS (BTSA) and refres ...

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