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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
The Square

The Square project is inserted in several contexts, from the public schools to the professional formation. In the public schools that have become “The Square” centres, the method is used as an integrative system to help students to learn quickly and efficiently. The course foresees the formation of teachers who then use the method and the textbooks in the classroom. Regarding the professional formation, “The Square “ method is appreciated as a tool to reduce the time that is needed for the adult to apprehend, with the aim to facilitate his integration in the professional world. The project “The Square” is the visualization of the base concept of English grammar. It consists of the following tools: the mathematic formula of the English language presented in the poster “Question System” (cm 140x90), the book “The Square Method”, published also in Braille by the U.I.C. (Italian Unio ...

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