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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
Sheffield Multilingual City Project

Sheffield Multilingual City is an LEA initiative that encourages primary schools and early years centres to teach additional languages and supports community language schools. The city-wide project comprises many different elements - over fifty community language schools are supported as part of the initiative. In the primary schools, a range of languages are taught including Somali, Arabic, Urdu, French, Spanish, Italian and German. There is close liaison with both universities in the city and with Sheffield College. The project has its own research group and is this year offering action research training to teachers. The aim of the project is to establish language learning in the Foundation years and through the primary phase, involving adults in both learning and delivery. The target group is the 3-11 age group, as well as adults. Four nursery centres and three primary schools receiv ...

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