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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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Developing Language and Cultural Awareness in the Spanish Primary Classroom Through Active Learning and Intercultural Dialogue

This project involves six rural primary schools in the Corca Dhuibhne peninsula of Co Kerry and one large school in Tralee town. The objective of the project is to bring cultural and language awareness into the Spanish class in an active, innovative and creative way. This initiative is particularly interesting because most of the schools are located in a Gaeltacht area and the project reinforces a positive attitude towards the Irish language. Language diversity is celebrated and promoted through the project which incorporates the wider school community. The task-based learning includes activities such as writing pen pal letters to schools in Spain, cooking meals from Spanish-speaking countries, drawing cultural maps, investigating interesting facts about languages and inviting guest speakers. Ultimately the project aims to develop the pupils’ natural curiosity towards difference ...

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