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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
Tandem Learning for Intercultural Communication (TaLLICo)

The TaLLICo project provides an ongoing forum for meaningful intercultural dialogue between full-time students and visiting Erasmus students. The project was initiated by the lecturers in Intercultural Communication and Languages at WIT, and formed a compulsory part of continuous assessment for the learners. The idea of the project began to form when the coordinators noticed that there was little intercultural dialogue between Erasmus and Irish students. A second concern was to provide participants with the opportunity for a lived experience in order to inject reality and meaningfulness into the concepts associated with intercultural communication theory. The aims of the initiative are to: - encourage social interaction and collaboration between learners of different languages at WIT - provide a framework for autonomous, active use of language outside the context of formal instr ...

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