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
The concept of writing original fairy tales was born during a Spanish lesson, where fairy tales were read. Having been introduced to literature in Spanish, pupils wrote original fairy tales. They organized an arts lesson explaining in Spanish what illustrations would best exemplify the fairy tales. Pupils from other language groups explained how to translate them from Spanish into other languages. The group learning Spanish translated the fairy tales into French, Italian and Russian. As a result, the most difficult words featured in each fairy-tale in Spanish are translated into six languages. All the translated parts of the text include a definition in Spanish. Pupils of science and IT-oriented class held a lesson during which they explained in Spanish how to design and launch a website, and how to operate graphics software and spread sheets for out-of-school work. In order to launch a
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