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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.).

Enjoy your search!

Label of the day
"The Language Trip" - Exchange Students as Language Assistants for Adult Learners

ABF Adult Education in Goteborg Attending a language class at ABF Adult Education is similar to a short language course abroad - an experience they like to call "The language trip”. Through a unique and continuous collaboration with the Exchange Student Services (ESS) at Gothenburg University, ABF gives its students the opportunity to practice English and other languages with foreign students, who are native speakers of the chosen language. The ESS students’ participation in the classroom as language assistants contribute to an overall increased interest and eagerness to learn. Teachers and ESS students together create an intense language immersion and make the learning situation more authentic. The teacher starts by introducing the content and objectives of the lesson. Upon that, the students work in small study groups with their assistants. The assistants’ job is to support, encoura ...

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