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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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Label of the day
Motivating Students to the Learning of the English Language by Presenting and Dramatizing a Book

The elementary school of Archangelos used dramatization of stories in the teaching and learning of English. Three stories: 'Sleeping Beauty', 'Cinderella' and 'Snow White and the sever dwarfs'. Aims of the project: a) to get the learners able to co-operate in groups on a creative and interesting task; b) to make the students able to express in the English language through a role while having fun within a ‘positive learning climate/atmosphere’; c) to develop our student’s creativity; d) to develop their oral communication in the foreign language in a way that all people around the world can understand what they are doing/saying; e) to make the learners able to love the reading of English books since they had to read many books and choose one for making it a theatrical play. Methodology and content: The most crucial point of this project is that the children had the authority to do almost ...

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