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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
Generation Tandem

The project Generation Tandem focuses on the cooperation between junior and senior students (Università della Terza Età di Castellanza e Triennio del Liceo Linguistico Europeo) in learning with a particular emphasis on languages. The leitmotiv of the project is that it is never too late to learn. The project developed in two main phases: firstly through the exchange of “lessons “in intergenerational groups held alternatively by senior and junior students on different topics, mostly in English; secondly through the realization of two different products - a collection of stories and fairy tales written both by junior and senior students and the creation of a photo exhibition dedicated to the theme of Energy. The steps of the project were collected and presented through the blog Generation Tandem ( An official presentation was held on the occasion of the cele ...

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