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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
Deaf People in Europe Acquiring Languages Through e-Learning (DEAL)

The DEAL Project (Deaf People in Europe Acquiring Languages Through e-Learning) was directed to a particular target: deaf students of high school, in particular students enrolled in professional training programmes to become secretaries in a company, to create a new model of teaching/learning of foreign languages through e-learning. Researches show that a very relevant percentage of deaf students (and adults) have, at present, very evident problems in comprehension of texts of mean difficulty in the national written language and in production of texts, even if easy, which must be communicatively strong and well structured, referring to morph syntactic rules. So, according to that, competences in foreign languages are extremely low. Anyway deafness does not include cognitive impairments and experience shows that deaf people – if they can use teaching/learning settings adapted to their for ...

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