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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
Sing Your Way Out of Foreign Language Anxiety

The construct of “Foreign language classroom anxiety” is identified as a specific form of anxiety, which is different from the generalized anxiety and can interfere significantly in the process of second language acquisition. Studies indicate that many foreign language learners fail to learn the language efficiently due to their high level of foreign language anxiety, and language acquisition performance is negatively correlated with foreign langue anxiety. During November 2012 and March 2013 “I. Creanga” School from Cluj Napoca developed the project “Sing your way out of foreign language anxiety”. Its aim was to assess the impact of music on foreign language anxiety. The project was conducted following rigorous scientific methodology so that the results would be published in an international academic journal (indexed ISI) from the field of educational psychology. The project consist ...

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