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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
Teaching Italian at Primary Level

From the beginning of the scheme in 1998, when some argued that the introduction of Italian into the Curriculum would further compound "disadvantage" in St. Mary's on the Hill Primary School, Knocknaheeny, the learning experience of the Senior pupils has been quite the opposite and has in fact been greatly enhanced and enriched by the whole 'language' awareness created throughout the school. Pupils and parents who only ever experienced failure in learning another language, began to enjoy and savour the joy of a romantic, expressive and exotic language - Italian. Confidence in using " Ciao" and " Bene" regularly could be heard in classrooms. Learning materials -books, videos, instructions for games, calendars and posters- were produced to facilitate language learning. The study of Irish folklore, family histories, games, food and festivals and the sharing of same with pen pals in It ...

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