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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
See You at the Port

This is a project which, for those who know Genoa, definitely calls for linguistic competence and powers of communication. It arose as a joint activity between the school, a daily newspaper (the ‘Secolo IX’) and the port authorities, and is an example of a new approach in which the schools are in close contact with the social, cultural and environmental reality which surrounds them. Genoa is a city full of history and important personalities and in 2004 it will be European Cultural Capital. Its young people will have to play a leading role during that event, in which the sea, the old city centre and the city’s traditions will be themes to look at in depth and to make comparisons with in a broader European frame of reference. To this end the pupils have produced a guide brochure to the city and a supporting music CD using the languages of poetry, graphics and painting and music.
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