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!
Label of the day
Italian for All the Senses
The training activity "Italian for All the Senses" was designed for an Innsbruck non-profit organization entitled the House of Senses. The House of Senses is an installation in which there is absolutely nothing to see during a visit. Visitors walk completely in the dark through an invisible and yet perceptible Tyrol. The guides that accompany visitors through the installation are blind. Through strengthened advertising by the Tourism Association of Innsbruck, a high number of Italian visitors to the event were expected, thus training activity in that language was required for the guides. Course participants (guides) should be taught in a compact and practical way about tools which enable them to capably manage a tour of about one hour duration, which may also include Italian visitors. Since the study group consists only of highly visually impaired and blind participants, it is homogeneou
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