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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
Discovering Our Roots

Our project focused on young people’s relationship with their cultural heritage, their roots (legends, customs, music and songs) and on the knowledge of the cultural heritage of a foreign country, thanks to the exchange with a Dutch school. It also aimed not only at helping our students to understand the differences and the similarities between European nations, but also at allowing them to become better aware of their national identity. At the same time, the various activities carried out and the use of CLIL by the music teacher contributed to improve the students’ competences in English; moreover, the pupils had the opportunity to know some basic elements of a different foreign language (Dutch for the Italian students, and Italian for the Dutch ones). The Italian students involved in the project attended our “liceo linguistico”; consequently, one of the main objectives of their curricu ...

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