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The 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
Cultural awareness

Under the heading Cultural awarensss three countries - Lithuania, Norway and Denmark - have worked together in a web-based environment, the TELSI platform, which has been developed under the Telematics Programme. They have used the simulation concept, SIMULAB, which has been supported by the EU Socrates Programme. The classes have worked collaboratively to describe an agenda for a group of Japanese professors who were going to visit Europe, not the capitals of the European countries, but areas that possess sights and qualities that tourists are not normally presented with. The first step was to introduce their own region, then work collaboratively to agree on a tour that was presented to Mr. Fujimoto, the Japanese team leader. The tasks that the group agreed to undertake led to common activities in fact finding, decision taking and preparing for presentation on the net which combines la ...

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