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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
I.L.I.A.D.E. (Introduzione alla Lingua Inglese con Attività Didattico-Educative negli Istituti d’Arte)/Introduction to English Coupled with Educational Activities in Schools of Arts

The project stems from the need to present the study of English from a communicative perspective and to introduce the students to the study of sectional micro-languages – related to fashion, traditions and architecture – as a means to learn and not only as a goal of the learning process. The specific contents become transversal factors in the curriculum. Since one of the aims was to project the teaching proposals into a professional context, great importance was given to the development of actual micro-linguistic competences. The professional environment the students will work in requires such competences in relation to increasingly complex forms (e.g. essays and instruction manuals) the comprehension and decoding of which can be learned during a normal language course. The acquisition of such competences will therefore be useful in the professional world, and this could prove of strateg ...

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