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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.).

Enjoy your search!

Label of the day

This interactive theatre workshop performance takes early language learners into a magical world and brings to life what they have been learning in the classroom. Audience participation is an integral part of the show and they select the best witch in modern France as the winner of the reality TV show, Popsorcières. Designed around the Year 6 curriculum, the piece (written by Jill Aisher) is supported before and after the performance by materials for both teachers and their pupils. Prior to the show, the children receive a ‘cahier souvenir’, which focuses on the key vocabulary and grammar points that feature in the play. The teachers’ pack gives guidance on how to use the cahierto maximise its value and contains a series of follow-up activities. Abracadabra!was performed in front of 25,000 pupils at a range of schools across the UK during the 2003/4 academic year.
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