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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
Progress Folders in Language Learning

Progress folders in language learning represent a teaching method where, on the one hand, the learning process is in the foreground (students' subjects/material at the time, purpose of the study and what the pupil thinks s/he has learned from the process). On the other hand, the Progress folders is an evaluation tool that represents tangible evidence which show workload, results and progress of the pupil at a certain period. The evaluation consists of criteria and/or comparison to former similar projects. The projects can be literature, critical reading, studies and the pupils' evaluation on these matters + reading, tapes, group working. The goal of each project and the work it represents are part of long-term goals or the goals of the curricula. Thirdly, the Progress folders are a forceful media between the teacher and the pupil, the teacher and the parent. The folder becomes the platfo ...

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