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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
Foreign language expert in the tourist trade

Tourism is one of the major resources in the South of Italy, and this has led to the spread of projects for language learning. This course for foreign language experts in the tourist trade, which was set up by the Apulia region, aims to produce highly specialized experts and thus also to contribute to the spread of a “corporate culture”. The pupils have had the hands-on opportunity to get to know and experience the differing aspects of the tourist trade, acquiring expertise in the various sectors. They have practised their ability to understand and express themselves in English and French, and have developed a flair for dealing with people which is so important in the tourist sector. The project included a stay in Paris at the end of the course, which was made up of laboratory work, practical sessions, study and fieldwork, all backed up by modern computer aids.     
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