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.).
Enjoy your search!
Label of the day
Service Learning in Italian: A Community Language Initiative
A new programme in the Department of Italian, NUI Galway, gives students studying Italian the opportunity to learn about language acquisition and language learning. The students then put this learning into practice by teaching introductory classes in Italian in local primary schools.
This initiative aims to foster positive attitudes towards language learning for all involved, both primary and third-level students. Service learning seeks to reinvigorate the civic mission of higher education and instil in students a sense of social responsibility and civic awareness. The Service learning in Italian initiative provides university students with an opportunity to integrate their learning in a real context, giving them a pride in their learning and increasing their confidence as individuals, while adding a new element to their skill-set.
The service learning module also gives local primary
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