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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
CLIO - Language Yard for Integration and Guidance

The project is addressed to a particular group of learners of Italian L2, unaccompanied foreign minors (UFM) in Italy and to teachers working with them. Because of their particular migratory route and their personal experiences, the UFM benefit from educational paths that include language training as well as social inclusion in the territory and the exercise of active citizenship. Specifically, the project focuses on a training program aimed at developing language and civic competence in UFM through three different learning methodologies: (a) face to face language courses; (b) e-learning through the use of a social network and (c) broadcasting lessons through a Web radio with the direct involvement of students. Particularly effective was the choice of using a social network (Facebook), which is usually an environment of social interaction that many teenagers use with regularity, used wit ...

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