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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 Geography: “International Day”

The "International Day" is focused on the development of English as vehicular language for geographic content. The presence of four students of extra-Italian origin, in a class offered the opportunity to make better known, by direct experience, where they countries come from, also with the aim of improving their relationship with the other pupils and the interactions between the various cultures. The acquisition of L2 (English) came about through activities focused on and cultural research documented in L2 (English). The project was originated by the need to motivate students in the last hour of Saturday, when they feel the burden of the whole working week. It was also aimed at fostering the integration of four students respectively from China, Morocco, Romania and Switzerland), of a disabled student and of a very restless student repeating the class. The objectives to be achieved are ...

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