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The 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
Promoting post-16 language learning

The Staffordshire Languages Group has been in existence since 1998 and enjoys recognition well beyond its region. Taking as its target group students in Years 9, 10 and 11 at secondary school, the project has fostered collaboration between schools, FE colleges and universities to encourage them to continue their language learning beyond the compulsory phase. It has produced leaflets, posters and a video (What’s the Point?) designed to appeal to young people through a zany, humorous approach showing the relevance to languages in today’s world and the limitations of not being able to speak another language. Leaflets and posters with the slogan ‘It’s a small world’ include quotes from local businesses and well-known figures such as Gary Lineker encouraging students to ‘get into languages’. These were distributed free to Staffordshire schools, but have also been sold nationwide - some 20,00 ...

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