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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
The Language Workshop

"The Language Workshop" offers the teaching of eleven languages at a variety of levels. Classes run in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Greek, Russian, Japanese, Chinese and Arabic. Levels start with beginners and lead up to degree level as follows: LDC GOALS Bronze Award, GOALS Silver Award, GCSE, AS- and A-level, ELIC Advanced Level, Intermediate Diploma and Full Diploma. Over the past three years more than 400 students per year have studied languages through the Language Workshop. The students are a mixture of 16-19 year old full-time students and mature students. Some full-time students start a new language under the «Activities» programme because they are involved in an exchange project. Others continue with one they may have taken at GCSE. Many members of college staff take advantage of the possibility of learning a language especially if they are responsible for a ...

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