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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
Full Immersion in English

The project - The primary school section of the Lycée Léonie de Waha was the first school in the French Community to introduce total immersion teaching, at the instigation of its then head, Mr Briquet. In 1999, the school had a whole junior section (from the 3rd year at nursery school until the last year at primary school) undergoing total immersion. The large number of hours (3/4 of the classes or 21 hours) during which pupils are immersed in the target language, the early stage at which the programme begins (the last year of nursery school), reading lessons in the target language in the first year of primary school, and the use made as often as possible of "native speaker" teachers, are all aspects making the school an immersion pioneer. The project's long-term prospects - The Lycée de Waha currently offers immersion in English and Dutch, right up to the final year in secondary s ...

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