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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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Virtual Italian Classes for the Natives of Trento Abroad

This project is the result of collaboration between ICON and the Autonomous Province of Trento and is wholly on-line. Virtual classes to further the learning of Italian have been created by a group of as many as 24 universities, some of which have considerable competence in the field of the teaching of Italian to foreign students. The students, who are selected by the Province, are assisted by specialized tutors who act as facilitators in identifying the type of study best suited in each case. In particular, the students whose parents are emigrants from the area of Trento are given the opportunity not only of learning the language of their fathers but also of rediscovering their roots and identity. The use of technology allows of a particularly flexible and personalized approach which is typical of on-line learning. There is a strong international flavour to the classes, given the p ...

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