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The 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
The changing face of Europe

The project entitled “The changing face of Europe” is a reconstruction of the genealogical tree of three generations of Europeans, as its major aim is to analyse and compare the life of European teenagers along three generations – the ‘60s, ‘80s and present. The examination of teenagers’ life in ten different countries and from different points of view (historical, sociological, economic, cultural etc.) revealed the fast evolution that has taken place and showed the complex image of Europe during the last 50 years, a Europe with “a changing face”. The cultural heritage of a country and its people are values that must be preserved. As time goes by, there is a chance of much of this heritage to be lost or forgotten. The project succeeded to revive and relive some of these aspects, so that “The Changing Face of Europe” became a real evidence of the cultural and ethnic diversity that reflect ...

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