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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
My School is in Europe

From a research carried out by the teachers of the school (a "Liceo Linguistico") have emerged sharp differences between students who can afford a language course in a foreign country, and a greater number of students for which this experience is not possible. In a language oriented school it is particularly important to offer to each student a direct contact with the language and the culture studied. In order to ensure this opportunity to each student, six European cities have been selected, where the student can spend a short period (a week) and follow a language course. In order to offer each student the possibility to choose freely the destination , without restrictions for the less well-to-do, the price is unified. The students are escorted by their teachers, who have a tutoring function. The project has been carried out within the 15% of the school autonomy, and aims to be an up ...

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