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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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Practice-Based Methodology Training for Italian Teachers: The Complex System of Communicative Activities

Following the introduction of the new school-leaving language examination system in Hungarian public education, the effort to establish the communicative linguistic competences has increasingly gained ground in the field of Italian language teaching, too. At the same time, teachers had to face a difficult task: since the requirements were primarily based on the CEFR, and on the experiences of English language teaching, teachers of Italian (and other Neo-Latin languages) could not always build on their teaching experiences, and should have inferred the methodology from examination objectives. Our teacher training programme aims at resolving this contradiction presenting an innovative methodology elaborated on the basis of the peculiarities of the Italian (and other Neo-Latin) languages: it focuses on the practical side of teaching, it provides guidance on how to choose appropriate written ...

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