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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
BT Scotland National Gaelic Debate

This project aims to give Gaelic speaking teenagers an opportunity to meet and debate topical issues. The competition aims to strengthen linguistic skills and provides a forum for participants to build self-confidence. Hosted by Liniclate Education Centre on Benbecula, one of the few Gaelic-medium secondary schools in Scotland, sixteen teams are drawn against each other in a knock-out style competition. Topics are given prior to the debate to provide adequate time to gather support material. Each team has 15 –20 minutes to debate a current issue in Gaelic on anything from the effects of soap operas on society to parental responsibility. Credit is given to independent thinkers and to those who can articulate their thoughts based on what they have heard. The final is broadcast live on BBC Alba Craoladh nan Gàidheal and judged by professionals, mainly from Gaelic media backgrounds, a ...

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