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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
Legends Come Alive@Europe

In each preparatory class students are going to form groups of two or three. Each group is going to choose a national hero/heroine or a main character of a national story or a legend of one of the European countries. They are going to gather information about the country, the authors and the collectors, if any. They are going to describe the character. They will study the stories and create a critical view on moral/ historical values and link these to today’s world. Each group is going to write one of the stories of the chosen hero/ heroine and they are going to present it. All the studies of all classes are going to be put in a file. The second year, the focus is on storytelling and tourism. The students are going to write a chain story with their characters. The events are going to take place in the countries where their characters were born. The final products will be published ...

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