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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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Italy and Spain Meet - History, Landscape, Traditions and Land Resources

The Istituto “D’Ovidio” in Larino developed a project in cooperation with the Spanish school “Sierra Almenara” of Guadiaro-Andalucia. The project aims at understanding the true importance of local culture, natural beauties and traditions; that is, expressions of a regional identity which, by merging with those of another European country, reveal the rich weave of historical-cultural interactions which bind all of Europe. A set of curricular activities programmed for various subjects, including Italian, Latin, History of Art and English, led to the creation of a multidisciplinary course with references to historical figures of Spanish origin (Picasso, Cervantes, Lorca, Seneca and Trajan) which the students represented as Power Point presentations. New technologies and the use of English as a vehicular language helped surmount the local perspective, opening the school to comparisons, commu ...

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