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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
Foreign languages as doors to friendships, knowledge and the world

Project Objectives: • Stimulating pupils’ interest in foreign language learning. • Developing skills of international communication. • Preparing pupils for participation in school and inter-school competitions. • Learning traditions and culture of Great Britain and German speaking countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein). • Promoting pupils’ independence in acquiring, analyzing and collating information. Project Description: The project launched in September 2008 and entitled Foreign Languages as Doors to Friendships, Knowledge and the World has been implemented by grade IV-VI pupils supervised by their English and German teachers. At the beginning of project implementation, pupils prepared posters and albums in German entitled My Self-Portrait, My Town, My Holiday Album and My Timetable. A school assembly devoted to the European Day of Languages was held, ...

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