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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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The Art of Getting to Know Each Other: Learning by Travelling

The teaching district of Edolo, a village situated in the mountainous area of Alta Valle Camonica, set up a cultural exchange with Belgium. Aware of the didactic collaborations proposed by local organizations, it involved 41 students in the exchange. The aim was to create connections and interactions to open up to a European perspective, to increase knowledge of self and of others through an understanding of the respective cultures and to strengthen the spirit of European citizenship whilst recognising the value of one’s own cultural heritage and identity. The 41 students set up an e-mail correspondence with the European students; they produced a TV advertisement before the trip and they recounted their feelings in writing, poetry, drawings and songs. Once in Belgium they performed the musical show “Note… dall’Italia: tutti insieme formiamo l’Europa” (“Notes from Italy: together we all ...

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