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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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French Differently - All Actors/Le français autrement - tous acteurs

The project "Le français autrement - tous acteurs" is five years old and was initiated as a theatre workshop for francophone students. The members write their own texts – on subjects chosen all by them and focused on topics of their concern – build their characters and work the decors, generally in several mini-teams. Writers, costume creators, make-up artists, decorators, directors, actors and computer scientists (who handle the internet presentations) are helped and supported by an enthusiastic team of teachers involved in the project. Arts education, computer science, technical education and music education contribute to a less conventional environment dedicated to learning French. Texts written by students represent a base for exploring teaching and learning, the main objective remaining to motivate students in order to improve their communication skills and prepare them for their in ...

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