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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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Communicating Art

This is an ALI-CLIL project that uses foreign languages as a key to new areas of knowledge – especially to History of Art, a highly significant curricular subject in the Florentine environment. A permanent workshop for the study of works of art in Italian and in foreign languages was created through the collaboration between fourth-year teachers of English, French, German and History of Art and an operator of the Sezione Didattica della Soprintendenza per il Polo Museale fiorentino. This workshop was put to use throughout the cultural exchanges carried out by the school in the UK, France, Germany and Spain and during the “Settimana della Cultura” proclaimed by the Ministry of Culture. Compared to other projects which use languages simply as a vehicle, this experience allowed the students to use the languages in a more lively, more creative way – since it was connected to works produced a ...

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