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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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Project for Training Albanian Italian-Language Teachers Taking Part in the Illyria Programme

The project aims to improve the quality of teaching Italian as second language in Albania in order to promote its spreading and increase its presence in school curricula. The project, that lasts 3 years, achieves its objective through: - dissemination of guidelines on teaching and learning foreign languages proposed by the Council of Europe and the use of important tools for training and evaluation (European Language Portfolio); - long life learning and certificated training of teachers of Italian engaged at different educational levels; - the establishment of Academic centres for the collection and sharing of teaching resources and contacts with the institutions responsible for the spreading of Italian language in Albania. The training activities for teachers focus on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) and are provided in a blended format in order to promote a synergy bet ...

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