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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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Journey to the roots of Europe: music, word

This secondary school is in a town which not only has a large number of businesses which are of interest from an economic point of view, but also has a wealth of important artistic and cultural events which attract many foreign tourists. The town is also very active in the furtherance of language learning, not only from the communication point of view but also as a historical and cultural fact. The pupils have in fact examined the origins of the European national tongues and have then set them within the context of the Middle Ages, studying its churches, its castles and its cities, and identifying the common dimension of European culture. This approach has guided the pupils in their preparation of a stage event for which they have made use of all the subjects they have studied in such a way as to go beyond the specific aspects, identifying the organic link between different tools of c ...

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