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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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Project Centred Work and Intercom Game

Project centred work and an intensive two-day language course set up as a game. For the purpose of preparation for international business the Hanze Hogeschool (Hanze College) works in a project centred way. Each educational period focusses on a project in which language and non-language education work together. Because of the structure students often work independently; the teachers coach/monitor. The projects are cases of main assignments that are related to international job practice. Intercom game is a two-day intensive language course set up as a game. Students are given the assignment to interest companies and institutions in participation in an exhibition on a ship in the harbour of a fictive European country. The game is of a competitive nature. Groups of students compete against one another. Native speakers of the different languages that are taught at this college are closely i ...

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