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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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Label of the day
Using new technologies for students in difficulty

In an attempt to motivate a group of pupils who were failing badly at school, it was decided to make intensive use of educational computer material at the school. During one or two weekly sessions on the computers, each pupil has the chance to use a wide range of software: learning software, remedial software, educational games, voice synthesis and voice recognition software. The young people use the equipment for learning and revising vocabulary, as well as for grammar exercises, memory work, pronunciation exercises, comprehension exercises and speaking and writing the language. Material from the Internet and CD-Rom encyclopaedias is used to develop texts on which the pupils can work; these texts are edited using word-processing equipment, are illustrated and some of them are given a sound track. There are also plans to get the pupils to correspond via e-mail with a similar class in an ...

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