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.).
Enjoy your search!
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Learning Italian and Fostering Communication Between the Foreign Jail Population and Jail Staff
In recent years the jail population in Italy has shown a significant increase of immigrants. This has produced deep detention changes caused by the forced cohabitation of different customs and languages inside the Italian prison system.
This project aims at contributing to the development of a debate still not very active in Italy and to suggest intervention models to improve inter-personal communication between foreign inmates and jail staff. Special attention will be given to vocational training of prison police personnel and other professional figures. The operational tasks of our project will promote the study of Italian language in order to achieve academic success during detention, to increase the number of cultural mediation actions inside jails, to train teachers of Italian L2 (Italian as a Second Language) operating within the prison, to produce and test adequate curricula fo
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