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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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I Am Learning by Experiencing

According to the records of UN High Commissioner for Refugees, annually 5000 new refugees are submitted to their offices worldwide. The majority of refugees in Turkey are Iranian. These refugees are usually settled in the under-populated cities near Ankara by the General-Directorate of Security. Nevsehir is one of the cities where there are many refugees (between 500 and 1500). Since they are unable to communicate with society, the refugees settled to Nevsehir boxed in a vicious circle which consists of refugees like them. These refugees stay in Turkey between four and six years. The biggest problems that they encounter concern communication and language. KAPEM (Cappadocia Centre for Education) recognized the problems of these people, who are accepted as a part of society, and organized different courses in order to integrate them. One of these is a Turkish Language course. According t ...

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