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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
452 Micro Communicative Activities in Foreign Languages (German, French and English) Based on the European Language Portfolio

It is a project of 452 micro communicative activities in foreign languages, designed to promote independent learning and improving communicative skills. This is a material produced in a digital format, which starts from a part of a communicative and contextualized approach for learning and evolutions as recommended the European Language and evaluation descriptors contained in the Common European Framework of Reference for Learning and Teaching of Languages (CEFR) and connected to the learning objectives of the language biography of the European Language Portfolio (ELP) in their paper and digital version. Being an open digital format, may be transferable to other languages spoken in the national territory and other European Union States with Portfolios validated by the Council of Europe, to serve an inspiration to other teachers who, with a properly planned training and oriented to this ...

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