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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
Having the Courage to … Women Who Have Changed History. Life Examples and Courage Patterns

This project was realized at the secondary school of modern languages in Badia Valley and aimed especially at the development of language skills and at joining different school subjects. With the help of the teachers, the involved all-girls class decided to tackle a topic centred on women and their relationships in and with life. By studying and showing up the life story of famous women, the students analysed topics linked to the female world, with particular focus on the violence on women and female courage. Through co-operation and teamwork, they could experience a new approach to studies. The use of all languages taught at school helped them understand the importance of interpersonal relationships, as well as enrich and open their horizons. The final project was presented by means of a theatre performance.
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