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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
Lindome, IT and Language Education in the Classroom of the Future

A few years ago it was noticed that a decreasing number of students chose to study German. A group of teachers wanted to change this trend. Students should realize the importance of knowledge in another language and at the same time form a more creative teaching based on the pupils’ interests. The goal was for the students to have a better communicative ability and more courage to use the language orally and in writing. The way to success: in autumn of 2003 there was the opportunity to create a ”Classroom of the Future”, a classroom equipped with modern technology such as a big projector, movie screen, sound system, laptop, DVD and a VCR. This became of great importance for the teachers' growing dedication and wish to create a more creative language education. This became the breakthrough for this language project. With IT/media incorporated in the language teaching method, a way was fin ...

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