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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
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■      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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Short Plays

Children going to Merz-Schule have English from the first to the fourth grade, two lessons a week. Children approach the foreign language in a playful manner. In those four years the pupils learn to use English actively and creatively. Aim of our project is to have children learn roles in short plays by heart and to perform them in front of an audience of about 200 people. To reach this level the following things are done: First grade: Listening comprehension is trained by songs, nursery rhymes and games. Second and third grade: We use videos, cassettes, comics and readers with small scenes the children learn by heart. Fourth grade: During the first half year contents and methods are as in the year before but on a higher level. During the second half we start rehearsing the short plays that are performed at the end of the school year. The English lessons are now combined with „Rezitat ...

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