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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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Father Christmas, the Befana and the Magi Are in Trouble

Stage lights, costumes, gifts, the desire to be able to communicate even when you speak different languages, the ambiguities and subtleties associated with these difficulties, the memories of Christmas plays and games of childhood have always had a particular appeal for everyone. This is the idea behind the English, French, Spanish and Italian multilingual theatrical project made by about 200 pupils aged 11-12 years, belonging to all the classes of the second, and by eleven Italian teachers. We started with the selection of the linguistic and literary material concerning the Christmas traditions celebrated in EU countries, to go to studying and acting in class the jazz chants and the communicative expressions notes. Mini-projects were articulated with scenes with the theme of meetings and exchanges between young people of different nationalities in extremely socializing moments through w ...

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