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!
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Two in one
The aim of this project is to use writing and acting dialogue activities as a teaching method in foreign language teaching. We cannot improve our speaking skills and pronunciation in our foreign language education, mainly because we don't use speaking activities in lessons. To solve this problem we searched for a motivating way. Our idea is based on the Communicative Language Teaching method. We expected students to use what they have just learned in lessons, in real life situations by means of dialogues. Writing and acting dialogue activities seemed to be a suitable real life simulation. With acting the dialogues in class students realized daily life clearly. We expected students to write dialogues in two languages with the use of grammatical structures and vocabularies that they have learned in lessons. Since a dialogue always includes interaction we used Cooperative Learning as a meth
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