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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
Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication in the L2 Language for Non-Italians

The project is the result of the necessity to foresee for the school’s foreigner pupils and their families specific tools, to improve their linguistic skills in Italian and foster their relationships and their social integration in our country. This project is specifically addressed to the foreign pupils and their families with several purposes: to improve for the adults the knowledge of the Italian language, and develop the capacities of the children to express themselves, other than in a verbal way with the purpose to realise a giant multilingual book. The methodological approaches have the purpose to find out “meeting points” to share – beyond the verbal expression and the different cultures – the deep likeness and imagination of the affectionate ways which are constantly moving and changing. Innovative methodological approaches are put into practice to help in the best way the integr ...

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