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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
Language Learning by Radio (LALERA)

This initiative aims at setting a didactic path for teaching Italian/Romanian language by means of radio broadcasts and it addresses a particular branch of the labour force (home healthcare nurses). Concrete aims of the project were: 1. establishing a theoretical paradigm of linguistic training addressed to experts, teachers and institutions of language training and based on the integration of remote teaching techniques (radio broadcasts, websites); 2. setting a framework for learning Italian which addresses Romanian women working in the field of home healthcare nursing, which resulted in a series of teaching programs referring to two course levels (for attaining A2+ and B1 levels in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). The model included the creation of a radio broadcast in two phases: • a first phase to be realized in the native country of the workforce (a se ...

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