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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
Multimedia practical dictionary of the Slovenian sign language

Necessity of communicating is one of fundamental human needs. Due to their hearing loss, deaf people realize their needs upon information exchange by means of sign language which is a visually-sign language system with a particular setting, position, direction and movement of hands and fingers, and the face mimicking. In order to sensibilize the public about the need of recognizing Slovene sign language, the Association of Slovene sign language interpreters prepared a publication project for a multimedia practical dictionary which contains standardized gestures for 3,000 words most frequently used in Slovene spoken language, structured in individual contents chapters. A constituent part of this dictionary is a manual as a guidebook for teaching and learning of sign languages, based on grammatical rules of Slovene. This manual was eleborated on the basis of observation of the language us ...

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