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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
Master's in Promoting & Teaching Italian Language & Culture for Non-Italians

The PROMOITALS project, which came into being in 2006 with the aim of training teachers and professional figures working in the field of didactics and the spread of Italian as a foreign or second language, has now reached its fourth year. The PROMOITALS Master is a first Master’s degree for Italian and foreign graduates. The objective of PROMOITALS is to respond, thanks to its specific, university-level training, to the growing demand for qualified staff in Italy and abroad both in the field of Italian for Foreigners and in the field of promoting Italian language and culture abroad. Surveys carried out on Italian as a Second Language have demonstrated that motivations have changed and the picture is now quite varied: the new sectors involved in learning Italian are adult immigrants, children and adolescents whose parents are immigrants, Erasmus students, foreign learners in their own cou ...

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