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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
Bashing on the Ceiling/Cogner au plafond

This modern French play performed by British teenagers used the context of the 2005 riots in France to explore contemporary French social issues and highlight more general issues facing urban youth. The project successfully created an authentic context for learning French for the performers and promoted cross borough language learning to a wide youth audience. The play was written for the cast after several intensive workshops with the youth theatre. Then an audio script was produced and a French consultant engaged to support the cast’s language learning. The production was effective in assisting performers who were already learning French and persuading those which were not to consider taking it up in the future. The show was performed five times in April 2007 to a total audience of just under 500 people, including school groups ranging from Year 6 to Year 13 from nine different i ...

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