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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
A Whole School Approach to the Teaching and Learning of Spanish

The aim of this project was to integrate Spanish language learning into the school curriculum at all levels. To achieve this, the school set in place a programme for each class level using project work with a particular focus e.g. song, drama, art, poetry, cookery or ICT. Those involved in setting up the programme included the school principal, the visiting language teacher, the class teachers, the Comenius Assistant and Spanish teacher-training students. The programme is now incorporated into the school plan and can be taught by any class teacher and adjusted to take into account the needs of all pupils. It is envisaged that the programme will be updated on a yearly basis. The motivation and enthusiasm for the Spanish language across the wider school community is evident and the cultural and linguistic awareness of staff and pupils has been significantly enhanced.
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