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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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Master's degree in teaching Italian to speakers of other languages

The First-Level Master's degree in “Teaching Italian to speakers of other languages” is intended for Italian and foreign graduates who wish to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for teaching Italian as an L2 either in Italy or abroad. The course integrates both distance learning and on campus study, consisting of approximately six months of distance learning and four months of on campus study. Aims of the course: - to provide Italian and foreign graduates, based in Italy or abroad, with specific training for the teaching of Italian to speakers of other languages; - to make in-service teachers of any subject aware of issues related to interculturality and the teaching and learning of Italian as a second or foreign language, providing them with both theoretical and practical knowledge; - to foster a critical approach to the activity of teaching that will enable participants to ...

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