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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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Languages Together: Embedding Links in Modern Foreign Languages/English in Key Stage 2 for the Mutual Benefit of Progress in Both Languages

In 2007, Porter Croft Church of England Primary Academy in Sheffield entered the Improving Schools Programme, with literacy levels considerably below average. 'Talk for Learning' was adopted as the key strategy for improvement and continues to underpin all teaching throughout the school. The Talk approach has strong parallels with the spirit, aims and methodology of the Key Stage 2 Modern Foreign Language (MFL) framework. Porter Croft teachers created MFL/English modules that mirror and reinforce the English learning objectives for grammar and genres in MFL lessons. This was for the mutual benefit of teaching and learning in both languages and embedded MFL into the whole school curriculum. Poetry, recipes, adverts, play scripts and stories were all explored with encouraging results in both English and French. In 2012 the project was extended into Year 5 and 6, beginning with poetry. Task ...

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