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
Creative Writing in Modern Foreign Languages
Students at the University of Portsmouth have been flexing their creative muscles in a foreign
language! In an initiative which stands apart from many language courses, where creativity is
rarely assessed, advanced level students are invited to produce an original piece in a foreign
language on a topic of their choice.
Entering the competition is optional, but stems naturally from the mainstream course
provision which includes workshops on, for example, poetry, film and book review writing. The
quality of the entries, spread across the seven languages which are taught as foreign
languages in the University (English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and
Spanish), reflects the enthusiasm for such an opportunity.
It is the ambition of the project leader that the competition should eventually become a
national inter-university project and there is certainly every reason
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