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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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Re-Creation by Genetics: New Ways of Life?

The project has seen a Liceo Scientifico Respighi class carry out a scientific survey on the perception on GMOs in some European and non-European populations: Opportunity to conduct such research has been a Comenius project coordinated by Liceo Respighi involving Germany, Spain, Lithuania, Romania and Turkey. The students worked with classmates of other nationalities alive as well as at a distance, coordinated by the teachers of the Class Council. The final result was collected in a book printed in English but it has also some parts in six native languages of the countries involved. “From Galileo onwards, we could say that science is a public fact”, School has the responsibility to train citizens to move and act in a similar context in a conscious way; We therefore aimed to bring the students to a critical understanding of scientific, methodological, ethical standards involved, transpare ...

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