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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
Talk to Me - Listen to Me!

Latvia, Poland and Germany are involved in the international project “Talk to Me - Listen to Me!”. Pupils aged 15 - 19 took part in the project. The goal of the project was to encourage pupils to learn languages and develop a teaching aid for mastering speaking skills in Latvian, Polish and German, to enhance the understanding of culture and traditions of other countries, motivate pupils to acquire the languages at such a level so that they could practically communicate in the countries involved in the project. During the project the pupils worked on 15 topics in 3 languages. Each topic consisted of dialogues, grammar exercise, and vocabulary from the dialogues. The project lasted for one year - the pupils worked together twice in Latvia, once in Poland and Germany. Before starting the project, the pupils exchanged e-mails to get to know each other better and to learn more about ...

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