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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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■      Educational sector(s)
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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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Thionville – From Charlemagne to Schuman

This project was conducted in association with a troupe of professionals, the "Bergamasque" company. A musical comedy was created that highlights the history of Thionville and the importance of the town's geographical location at the heart of Europe. While the show was being prepared, the teachers: 1. set up throughout a school year • a number of bilingual theatre workshops in order to develop in the children the skills needed for the show to succeed: verbalisation, body placement, control of the stage area, etc. • vocal and musical activities (learning of German and French songs, work on rhythm, etc.) 2. organised a trip to Germany to immerse the children in their neighbour's culture. 3. prepared "history/geography" sequences to raise the pupils' awareness of their region's eventful past, and of Germanic customs still present in their environment, as well as the role of Robert Schuman i ...

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