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The 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
Quality for life

This project, conducted at the 4th high-school class level (age: 14) is characterized by a number of innovative approaches that result in an overall concept. Innovations focus on: 1) the involvement of external certificates ("Preliminary English Test"); 2) integration of the European Language Portfolio and; 3) the use of English as a working language in various subject areas (geography, history, etc.). Great project courses offered in Italian (by colleagues from the partner school in Turin) contribute to the diversification of the language school’s range and lead to more flexibility in language learning for students. Mentor programmes are on the homepage of the school for the years 2003 and 2004 (e.g. learning aids, activity assistance on the help desk) and meetings are planned, to be held in English, French and Italian with native speakers to improve individual pronunciation and intona ...

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