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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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Cornwall Mini-Assistants

This project places sixth formers studying AS French in primary schools in the Finistere region of Brittany for one to two weeks, helping to teach English and improving their French by living at the heart of the local community. The aims of the project are to give A-level students a 'bain linguistique' in an authentic context, to give students an insight into teaching and to enhance students' understanding of the culture of France and in particular of Brittany. Schools are also encouraged to use the link to promote wider activities such as teacher training, the twinning of schools and the sharing of experience between teacher trainers and to help French primary schools in the teaching of English. The mini assistants go to France around Easter and spend one or two weeks in primary schools depending on the timings of the French term. The schools provide free board and accommodation in the ...

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