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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.

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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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The Subject English and American Literature as a Way of Language Teaching

The subject “English and American Literature” is included in the curriculum of the bilingual department of the St. Edith Stein’s Grammar School in Košice. The subject is taught from the school year 2011/2012 with a time subsidy of 2 hours per week in the first and the second year of the Grammar Secondary School. The main subject objective is to improve communication skills of the students in the foreign language - English. The means to achieve the objective are the books of English and American authors that students read in English, excerpts from the films made based on those books, diagrams of stories and relationships of the characters in the books what leads to deeper understanding of the cultural and historical contexts. The students read the books, create schematic story sketches and sketches of characters’ relationships and in such way they improve their communication skills, d ...

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