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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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French for Theatre Techniques/Le français par les techniques théâtrales

The project, presented under the frame of SOCRATES Lingua Action 2 and realized in a transnational partnership between Italy, France and Romania, has begun in October 2001 and was achieved in January 2004. This project has two components: 1. to create a training package provided with the necessary support to facilitate the foreign language class by introducing techniques related to the theater: videotape, CD-ROM, book, website, 2. to propose a course of active learning, integrating the visual, the oral and the written abilities, based on class techniques used to discovering and developing attitudes and skills that facilitate communication in a foreign language. The dominant orientation of this educational approach is giving back to the linguistic elements, the emotion and expressivity and to live in action and in relationship with others in a real spatial context. The project goal is the ...

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