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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
French as a Foreign Language for Science Students

For the past five years, we have been hosting foreign students (from Asia and Europe) in our international classes. When selecting them, we are very careful to check their proficiency in science, but less so their knowledge of French. Students therefore arrive in our establishment with widely varying levels of French and we have provided a great many FFL lessons throughout their schooling (5 years): (2000-2001: 156 hours; 2001-2002: 220 hours; 2004-2005: 555 hours; 2005-2006: 691 hours - forecast). The hours mentioned here only relate to foreign students following the full curriculum at INSA. This year we started specific FFL teaching with a scientific focus, whose objective is threefold: - To develop the students' oral comprehension and expression: we train engineers who, in their work, have to be able to communicate in teams. It is essential that they rapidly become capable of giving s ...

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