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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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The Professional Profile "Professor of Italian as a Second Language for Foreign Unaccompanied Minors: a Teaching Skill Aimed at Social Inclusion"

The project is a program belonging to the 2nd level Master's Course in "Theory, design and teaching Italian as a second and foreign language" of the University of Palermo. The Master offers a broad and diverse training program and, to this purpose, it works together with the School of Italian Language for Foreigners of the same University, where all the Master’s students perform a part of their training activities. The arrival in Sicily of an increasing number of unaccompanied foreign minors (MSNA) has imposed a stronger commitment, on the part of the School of Italian, to meet their needs for language integration. Thus, while the MSNA’s needs already represented an important part on the interests of the School, this commitment has taken an institutional form through a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Palermo ( ...

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