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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.).

Enjoy your search!

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Traditional Open-air Games to Improve Children’s Skills

„Traditional Open-air Games to Improve Children’s Skills” is a project that aims to bring games and activities into children’s lives in order to get them physically fit and active and improve their communication skills in these days of console games and TV. The project promotes our students’ healthy lifestyles creating a positive group atmosphere, breaks down social and language barriers, energizes and motivates. It also encourages playing games which is a way for them to explore, imagine, share, and create. The project aims activities that create mutual respect and understanding, obeying rules, empathy, fair-play, effective communication. The participants to the project achieve higher level of self – esteem and a greater awareness of the importance of intercultural relationships. The language activities in the project will make children and parents learn and appreciate history, traditio ...

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