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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
World of Languages

This project aims to secure recognition of pupils' achievements in languages other than English spoken in the home. It identifies, advises and helps every child in the school who speaks a language other than English to achieve GCSE or similar. It does so by means outside normal teaching provision (self-study, ICT, tape loans, contact with volunteer native-speaker helpers, work experience, etc). Languages covered are Russian, Spanish, Italian, Swahili, Turkish, Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, German, Urdu, Panjabi and French. Eighteen pupils received A or A* grades in 2000 and this year there were seven entries in five different languages, resulting in five As, one B and one C. The project helps to raise the achievement of ethnic-minority students within the school and celebrates the linguistic wealth of pupils who are already competent in another language as a result of their heritage. The ...

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