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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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21st century skills in focus ˗ Virtual LSP workshop

Based on the results of a 2011 survey among potential employers of Budapest Business School students about required skills and knowledge, the courses offered at the Institute of Foreign Languages and Communication have been examined to see how these skills can be developed through the teaching of Languages for Special Purposes (LSP). The existing practices have been supplemented by a new program, whose main objective was to put more emphasis on developing these skills. Apart from rethinking our existing courses, we have also introduced the initiative of the Virtual LSP workshop. This project involves the creative use of class wikis and can increase students’ and teachers’ motivation alike. Introduced in 2011, it initially aimed at creating a virtual learning environment. Each language group has a wiki, which is used as a virtual classroom to supplement face-to-face teaching and learning ...

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