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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
Adult English in Heterogeneous Groups

Futurum adult education in Bjuv receives the European Language Label for their successful work with English at an advanced level in heterogeneous groups. The teaching has a consistent focus on using authentic material; primarily internet based news media from the whole world. Thereby the teaching of realia, about the countries where the target languages are spoken, is efficiently integrated. The students’ own produced material is used as the basis for grammar teaching. The students have increased their motivation and their level of ambition. The school has the prerequisites to move forward in the same direction. A key factor has been the school management support to projects, such as targeted training for the teachers in countries where the language in question is spoken. Overall, this is a good example of how a single language teacher, as well as a school’s teaching, can be developed by ...

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