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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 Sign Language School

Taking back the conclusions of the "ET 2020" of the 11th and 12th May 2009, there is the necessity "to give to the citizens the tools to communicate in two languages, besides the native language, to encourage the learning of languages, or in the case, in adults’ education and professional formation, and to give to the migrant workers the opportunity to learn the language of the entertaining country ". Our project is oriented to the "Italian Sign Language" - LIS – as the "native language" of the signing Deaf people that is therefore connected to the spoken language of the hearing. The sign language, in our country, does not have recognition and dignity yet, but, for Deaf people, LIS still remain a way to learn the language of their own country and, for the deaf immigrants, to learn the language of the entertaining country. "The school of the signs" is the name of a project, turned to the ...

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