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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
The Image of the Other

The Award this year went to Kirsten M. Anttila and Mogens Eriksen at CICED / CDE Copenhagen and North Zealand. CICED is a knowledge centre for CVU Copenhagen & North Zealand's international business. They received the award for their special efforts for teacher training and materials development with a focus on "the Image of the Other". "The Image of the Other" is a web portal containing materials in six languages for use in foreign language teaching. It was developed under the auspices of the organization European Schools Project Association. The idea of the portal is that students learn English through writing letters. For this purpose a ten letter concept has been developed. In the first letter the student tells about himself. In the next letter he tells about his home, in the third letter he tells about his school, later on he tells about his country and so gradually expands the topi ...

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Number of project labels in the database per year (with breakdown by country)

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Number of countries with at least one validated label in the database (for each year)

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