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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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Italian Bi-Lingual Classes

The Italian Bi-Lingual Classes project at St. Aloysius’ College Junior School, in Glasgow, is an immersion programme supported by the Italian Console General. A class of children in Year 2 to 6 are partially immersed in Italian, where they are taught for 10 hours each week. The project has embraced the concept of learning foreign languages through real communication with native speakers by appointing Italian teachers. This has enabled the children to hear the sound and resonance of the Italian language. Pupils have been taught to read, write and speak Italian, with subjects such as music and art being utilised to enhance and deepen their understanding of the language and culture of Italy. The school has worked closely with consulate, teachers, parents and pupils to ensure the children’s progression, with continual in-class assessment, through the University of Durham. Year-on-ye ...

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