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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
Cultural Diversity Through National Costumes

In this project, costumes of several countries were looked at through different aspects: historical, scientific, economic, social and intercultural. Six different languages were involved: Greek, English, French, Italian, German and Turkish. The ultimate aim was the promotion of intercultural dialogue through the interdisciplinary potential of languages. This was achieved through research on an individual as well as group level. The European exchange programmes Comenius, in which the school participated, was a great source of material for the project. The highlight of the research culminated in the interaction of the languages involved, at the Municipal Museum of Folk Art in Limassol. ‘Culture and Education’ was the educational target of the Ministry of Education this year. The national costumes are a part of the tradition and culture. Cypriot national costumes have common histori ...

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