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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!

Label of the day
Friendship Eradicates Inequality

Students felt that they had no other means to fight inequality but to use language as a vehicle to eradicate it. Once they stated their objectives, they thought of the appropriate activities and tools to support them. Some of these included an authentic role-play (written and acted out in class), video-taped interviews (from foreigners living in Cyprus). Teachers and students dined out, organized a lesson in nature and in class, prepared interactive games, cartoons, quizzes and so on. In order to make this newspaper functional, they created tabs and subsections to host their activities. The incorporated tabs are Home, News, Sports, Lifestyle, Education, Quizzes, Interviews and the Editorial team. When entering the site, the visitor can see the date, the calendar and the weather of Cyprus on that day. Furthermore, s/he has the chance to read the European News on a rotation form and watch ...

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