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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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Businessmen for Three Years Through Europe

This project is designed for students of secondary schools who specialize in business and economics. Its aim is to practice business English and theoretical knowledge that students have about business correspondence, advertising, word processing and email. There are groups of students from different schools and each group is divided into small teams of 2 – 4 students, which cooperate with their partner team from the other schools from Italy, Slovenia and exchange business letters about three months. These teams function both as suppliers and as customers. These two lines of business correspondence are going on at the same time and students follow guideline, which tells them which kind of letters they should exchange in which week. At the end each team has two sets of business letters and so submits two portfolios as a final product of their work. The final product will be a CD with all ...

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