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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
Maritime English & Standard Marine Communication Phrases (S.M.C.P.)

Investigations into the disasters at sea involving the human element revealed that one-third of accidents happen as a result of communication problems, primarily to an insufficient command of what is called “Maritime English”. Therefore, in 2001, after nine years’ work, IMO adopted the Standard Marine Communication Phrases (S.M.C.P.), which through S.T.C.W. (Standard of Training, Certification and Watch-keeping for Seafarers) became a mandatory training requirement for all seafaring personnel at all maritime centres. The phrases provide a sort of “survival kit” as they include all essential safety-related events where spoken English is required, both in conversations by radio and face-to-face ones on-board. Therefore, if properly trained in the proper use of Maritime English and S.M.C.P. in particular, deck and engine personnel (officers, ratings and auxiliary personnel on board), pilots ...

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