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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
TiLLiT - Theatre in Language - Language in Theater

The TiLLiT project (Theatre in Language – Language in Theater) – started in 2004 and is still ongoing – promotes and practices the use of drama activities to teach modern languages at university level. It has been a recognized curricular activity of the Arts and Humanities Department of the "Università del Piemonte Orientale" (Vercelli, Italy) for several years, with credits given for its workshops. It is open both to modern language specialist and non-specialist majors of the Department. Choosing the pièces to stage (original creations as well as adaptations of repertoire works) gets each student equally involved, with no hierarchy of leading and supporting roles. The choice often falls on humorous texts, which mirror the playful experience in the workshops and are better and more easily enjoyed by any audience, even though not familiar with foreign languages. Since 2006, the TiLLiT p ...

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