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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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CLACSON – LSP: Courses on the Net – Languages for Specific Purposes

The CLACSON project on Languages for Specific Purposes (LSP) is part of a wider framework of teaching and learning foreign languages in e-learning. CLACSON LSP is mainly aimed at developing the comprehension of texts for specific and academic purposes (B2- - B2+ levels), as well as for professional use of the L2 (CV writing, consulting specialist web sites, understanding job advertisements, etc.). The modules produced so far by the CLA include: Economics, Law, Biology, Geology, Civil Engineering, Communication, Political Science, Performing Arts, Architecture (for English); Economics (for French). Texts and multimedia inputs are authentic and the corresponding tasks require a functional use of the language, designed to make the best possible use of web potentialities. The learner can check his/her progress by means of interactive correction. Both the methods and the contents have prove ...

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