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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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Label of the day
With me, with you, with her/him

The pupils in the Deledda school have at last become language teachers; as people say, one has to make a virtue of necessity! and this necessity exists in Genoa, considering that the considerable numbers of young Spanish mother tongue non-EU pupils in the school produce the need for a larger number of cultural mediators. To encourage the young children from the primary and middle schools to settle in, our school decided to call upon those who know Spanish to begin communicating with the new children and to teach them the rudiments of our language. This project developed so well that the pupils of the school were forced to organize themselves into real professionals, establishing a twofold linguistic and cultural exchange relationship which is the foundation of true integration. They have thus worked as “cultural mediators”, and this has been a real period of training for them which ...

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