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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
Europe - Our Heritage and Future

The project aims at improving language skills and simultaneously improving the geographic, historical, cultural and artistic knowledge, contributing also to the updating of the teachers' skills in the area of intercultural teaching. The objective focused on the development and consolidation of the European dimension, particularly in the cultural and language areas. Thus, the methodologies developed made use of the ICT, as main tool for the students, as a result of which they constructed a web page. Furthermore, they have produced texts on different subjects, which make part of several key books; a game called "Treasure Map", for which several questionnaires had to be made, besides an intense exchange of e-mail, all these have contributed to improve linguistic and communication skills. The results dissemination has been done both by the school web site and by the project web site; sev ...

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