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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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Jamaica Inn: It Happened a Long Time Ago

The aim of the project was to gather information on two phenomena by comparing them: smuggling in the South West of England in the Eighteenth/Nineteenth century and banditry in Calabria. Pupils made researches on the smuggling of goods in England and on the areas where it occurred; they subsequently visited the sites during a course of three weeks in Cornwall and Devon, during which they carried out research in the area and experienced the path of smuggled goods, and interviewed local people, testing their knowledge on the subject. They also met in London a writer of books on smuggling, who held a seminar expressly for them. In Exeter, a researcher at the University assisted the boys in their researches in the Westcountry Studies Library, which is specialized in the history of Southern England. As to banditry, students made researches in the local libraries and met at school a re ...

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