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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
Estrangis - ATIFE English & French Theatre Competition

A competition is held in the Autonomous Region of Andalusia organised by ATIFE in Cordoba, an association that promotes theatre in English and French, aimed at all types of students that study non-university courses, and, in general, young people under the age of thirty. This initiative is based on the belief that by using theatre as a methodological tool to teach English and French, basic interdisciplinary skills are enhanced. Around eight hundred students and more than fifty teacher representatives participate in the theatre competition that spans almost all the school year. The competition starts in October with the publication of the announcement and registration, and concludes in the spring, around May, with the performances. Each centre prepares and performs the plays beforehand at their school, and the final product is a live mise en scène of short plays, lasting no more than te ...

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