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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
Just Speak!

For three years in succession four schools have been organising French courses for fresh students (less than one year in Belgium) aged 12 to 16.The Roi Baudouin College in Schaerbeek coordinates these four modules targeted at young people, as a function of their French language skills.The goals are multiple:- integration in the francophone school environment,- learning in a fun context,- integration in the precinct or in the city.The four teachers are teachers of French as a foreign language (FFL) and have been trained in communicational and play oriented approaches to language acquisition.FFL pedagogy attaches great importance to oral communication via interactive activities in small or large groups. The idea is to promote this mode of communication. The new language skills encourage self-confidence and become a powerful motivational factor in themselves.The teachers meet regularly with ...

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