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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
I Am Learning English by Experiencing and Living

When we consider our globalizing world, learning a language is one of the requirements in our age, this is undeniable. Foreign language teachers feel the importance of these responsibilities and carry them out in the best possible way. The project aims to be effective, durable, capable of being transferred to everyday use and at the same time to increase expressed particular interest and love in younger children. Hence the idea to provide them with tools for learning the language more effectively and efficiently, in a permanent way, by making, living and loving. Firstly, the class called "Sweet class" was created, which has every kind of materials. Each student conceived and produced own materials in connection with the topics dealt with. For example: they formed the 4th and 5th grades picture dictionary. In doing so, they created something new and learned something new, but also had the ...

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