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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
Music Through an Interdisciplinary Approach

Music is a very wide subject with many dimensions and this is the reason why we have decided to work with the various aspects of music like, the historical, the scientific, the social, the linguistic (literature), the financial, the cultural and use for each one of these aspects a different language. We used the languages taught at our school (EL, ES, FR, IT, DE, EN) and matched one language with an aspect of music trying to teach through this process the specific language. For example, we used the Greek language to see the development of music in history, we used the Spanish language to learn about the role of music in society, we used the French language to study how science affected the development of music, we used the Italian language to see music through literature, we used the German language to study the cultural aspect of music and we used the English language to see the financ ...

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