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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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Don't Memorize, Just Act and Internalize

In English preparatory classes, students learn integrated skills in main course. Each unit of main course book is studied for a week. Commonly used thirty words in the unit are delivered to the students as worksheets in the beginning of the week periodically. First and foremost, students are asked to learn the definitions of the words and select two connected words to make a meaningful sentence. Next, students are expected to do exercises. These worksheets studied by the students are checked and answered in class every week. After three weeks, students are requested to write a dialogue for a movie using at least twenty words they select out of ninety words. On a practical aspect, project groups are composed of five students having different qualifications in terms of gender, success and so on. They are also provided with a guideline about dialogue writing and group work (Appendix 1), a r ...

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