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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
Teatrolingua – Language Theatre by the Rome-Based French Theatre

In a society where oral is more and more important, where we have to communicate instead of just speaking, the traditional linguistic teaching seems to be obsolete and inadequate. Indeed it matches only academic demands which are very far from the labour market ones. The Teatrolingua project is an original initiative based on the use of theatre to learn a language. On a stage «saying is doing »: every time you learn a sentence you also have to learn the gestures and the behaviours proper to a country. Thus, theatre helps to be more open-minded towards a different culture. Strengthened by its ten years’ experience, the Théâtre français de Rome is raising a great educational challenge: coaching language teachers in order to show them how to use theatrical technics within their classes. Indeed, we noticed how amazing the linguistic improvements could be thanks to theatre. Moreover, this pro ...

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