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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.).

Enjoy your search!

Label of the day
Immigration, a Common Reality. To Know the Emigration to Build Europe

A multilingual experience dealing with the serious problem of migration involved learners (age 9 - 15) and teachers from Greece, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Romania. Children who have to grow up without one or, in many cases, both parents have to face and to adapt themselves to a new social status, to be more tolerant and sometimes to find solutions to their problems on their own. Their motivation to learn languages, to be able to communicate efficiently and to transmit what they know, think and feel is even bigger than usual. The children were involved in many creative activities like writing poems, prose or theatre, composing songs and taking pictures, they discovered the dimension of intercultural experiences and practiced new ways of exchange and acquire information. Teachers and parents, the school and also the local community supported the project with great enthusiasm and ...

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