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The 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 - Online platform for exchanging modular teaching and learning units for teaching Italian in schools

This bilingual online platform is designed to link university studies and the training of Modern Foreign Language teachers, with the exigencies of practical school teaching; it enables its users to exchange modular units of learning and teaching for Italian lessons at schools in Austria. All materials made available to date were thought up and written down by intending teachers studying at the Department of Romance Languages of the University of Salzburg, in the course of their didactical training: they put to pratical use some of the basic methods and didactic knowledge gained through their studies. Designed as they are for language learning and teaching, materials can be located according to categories; authors; and through text search. The platform is designed to encourage reflection on questions of language didactics, and to motivate users to be autonomous, self-responsible lifelong ...

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