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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

The ‘Euregioslam’ project aimed at raising the awareness of 10 to 18 year-old learners to their neighbour’s mother tongues within the cross-border Euregio-Meuse-Rhine Region through an initiation to poetry slam. After an initiation phase in the candidate groups of learners, the involved schools participated in a competition during which the pupils presented their own artistic productions on stage, comparing them with those of their fellow competitors. The Dutch language teachers project who had an interest in that approach were introduced to it during a training session hosted by professional slam artists. This INTERREG IV-A, People-to-People has been coordinated by three different organisations: La Maison de Langues, Talenacademie Nederland and Regio Aachen. It aims at gathering students from different educational communities and regions, and helping them overcome linguistic barriers ...

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