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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
E-Tridem.Net. Intercultural Exchanges in Virtual Environments

This initiative was carried out during 2005-06, 2006-07 and 2007-08 academic years as part of a learning partnership Grundtvig 2 Socrates Program. Five adult education schools from Germany, Austria, United Kingdom and Spain worked on the premises outlined by the EU in 2001 - European Year of Languages - aimed at promoting foreign language learning, as well as the conclusions of the Council of Europe (Barcelona 2002) which highlighted that European citizens should be able to communicate in two foreign languages besides their own. The main objective of the project has been to design, develop and evaluate an innovative course concept for learning two foreign languages through communicative tasks on cultural issues in virtual environments. The aim is to improve the students' communicative competence in two foreign languages, empowering their communication skills in English, German and Spa ...

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