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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
Parole (Words) – Italian for Foreigners

The project “Parole” goes back to the European Program Equal – D.I.P.O. : “Percorsi per le donne immigrate nelle Marche per l’accesso alle Pari Opportunità”. The idea to create a Cd “Parole” has come from the necessity to make up learning and teaching materials, addressed to users with no knowledge of the culture and language of the place where they were living. In a peculiar way, the great difficulty to communicate with Chinese immigrants has spurred to create a multimedia product, with the main objective to teach a basic level of the language, thanks to the use of images to win the difficulties to write. The product tries to implement all the skills and suggest exercises placed in simple communication contexts, relative to everyday life. The Cd presents 3 courses, with graduate levels of difficulties, and a series of tests, accompanied by a sort of score to carry out a self-evaluation. ...

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