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
Chinese learning and teaching programme in Irish higher education
Learning Chinese is an extraordinary and satisfying experience through which students can immerse themselves in a different culture. The "Chinese learning and teaching programme in Irish higher education" is coordinated by Dr Huan Xiong who works at the Irish Institute of Chinese Studies at UCC. The programme aims to promote Chinese linguistic and cultural awareness in Ireland and to equip students with linguistic, social and cultural competences along with the confidence to work with Chinese and global organisations.
One hundred students have participated in this project since it was initiated by the Irish Institute of Chinese Studies at UCC in September 2006. The language teaching is based on Pinyin (phonetic and tonal system) and Hanzi (ideographic written system), which are currently the most common methods used in Chinese language teaching. In addition, this project uses dynami
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