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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Learning Italian Through Creation of Subtitles
Developments in teaching methodology have promoted the transition from a paper-oriented learning situation towards a media-oriented learning experience. New digital technology has created innovative opportunities for the use of Audio Visual Translation in foreign language teaching, transforming the traditional classroom context into a more progressive and interactive media based process. One such opportunity is given by subtitling. In view of how the creation of subtitling can innovate language teaching and language learning, this project considers how subtitle practice promotes second language acquisition (SLA).
During the academic year 2008-2009 a pilot course in subtitling started, as part of the Italian Language module for second year students of the Bachelor of Commerce International Degree (Level B1) at the National University of Ireland, Galway. In this course, the translation
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