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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
Let’s write a story

This project was meant to develop students’ creativity while learning English. Since one of the reasons they lack motivation at school is because they don’t get to choose when and how and what, and they do not get any feedback from other peers, except maybe their classmates, we thought writing stories would be the answer. Each school would come up with a list of 20 words monthly (10 nouns, 5 adjectives and 5 verbs), words they had learnt that month in class and post it on the twinspace. At the same time, they would create stories using the lists posted by the other schools. The stories could be in any format, and each story would wear the name of the team members. These stories would then be used in class every month as reading comprehension material, but also for grammar revision. In order to get feedback from their European peers, we have also created a website, where each story is ...

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