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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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COBALT - COmmunicating and building Bridges thanks to the Acquisition of Languages through Technologies

The main objective of the COBALT project is the creation of a free e-learning platform to learn Dutch and French as a foreign language using didactically adapted television reports about the neighbouring regions. The project aims at improving the language skills in the three regions in the language of the neighbours (French in West Flanders, Dutch in Hainaut and in Nord - Pas de Calais), both for the general public (especially A2 level) and for business. This is done via an extracurricular offer in order to reach a wide target group and improve social mobility between regions. So it is also about the promotion of intercultural communication, the contribution of innovation in Dutch and French language learning in the school context and enhancing the innovative use of ICT. COBALT offers lively learning activities for listening, vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation as well for beginners as ...

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