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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
Multilingual, in Belgium it's normal!

The project was established by the students and teachers from Burnenville and Nidrum. The distance between the two villages is around 20 km, so that visits to each other are easy to organise. But unfortunately there is no public bus transfer, which means that parents should bring the kids to the visitor school. Our project gives children the chance to exchange their culture, the educational system, their living situation, as well as ideas and hobbies. It is no special project, but in the end it gives a new dimension to the acquisition of a foreign language. The children will notice how great it could be to talk to somebody in another language. The exchange will be made via the Internet or the postal way, as well as in oral form on the occasion of meetings and events. Cultural diversities and same habits will surface. The first correspondence was in September and had the topic "presen ...

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