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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
An Seomra Ranga Ilteangach/The Multilingual Classroom

The Junior Infants class undertook a full school year completely through Irish. It is a multicultural class, with parents from France, India, Spain and China. Everything was going well in Irish – so then the teachers thoughts, what about the other languages? They started learning different languages through music and drama. The pupils enjoyed it very much, and had lots of fun making displays at assembly on Fridays. The next challenge: Spring was arriving and so it was decided to learn all about it in Spanish, in Catalan and in German. The best thing about it was that all this learning-learning was happening through Irish. Teachers and parents established a language team: Natalie (German), Liz and Eva (Spanish), Susan (Irish) and Bianca (ICT support). They decided on a simple vocabulary for the different topics: birds, the sun, trees, flowers, the spring and rainbows. ...

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