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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
European Community – a community of cultures

Aims of the project: • Making students aware of the importance of foreign language knowledge in learning about the history, traditions and cultures of Europe. • Motivating students to learn foreign languages. • Skill of presentation, self-presentation, public appearances in a foreign language. • Skill of using state-of-the-art information technologies and using the acquired knowledge in practice. • Sensitising on other cultures and increasing tolerance towards others. • Skill of team working. Actions undertaken within the project: • Year 2001/ 2002: “Innovative Artistic Trends at the Turn of the 19th Century in Europe,” the youth prepared: paintings, information boards on artistic trends, a show of Agnieszka Holland’s film “Total Eclipse” presentation of Oscar Wilde’s works, staging the life of Berlin bohemian circles, composing a Dadaist poem dubbed “Four Hats” (making u ...

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