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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:

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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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The Odyssey Reloaded

"The Odyssey Reloaded" is a shadow theatre workshop designed for children aged 9 to 13. Children discover how they can transform their own shadow into a means of theatrical expression, while going through events and visuals from Greek literature and playing a series of movement, coordination and attention games. The young actors’ ensemble transposes 10 scenes from The Odyssey into a small theatre show with human shadows. The end of the project consists of a presentation of the experiments made with the children as a theatre play with public, in German, English or both. Each scene has its own live soundtrack and the costumes and masks are constructed by the participants themselves. So far, this ArtCrowd © 2012 concept – the workshop consisting of 25 hours of intensive work – was conducted in German in three schools in Bucharest: at the "Goethe German College", at "Zeppelin Schule", and ...

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