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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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United Cultures of Transylvania – Cross-Cultural Awareness Workshop in English

This is an umbrella project against fast food habit of students (15-18). "Volunteer" students work together on group projects. As 2011 is the European year of Volunteering, volunteer students take pictures or videos of the local people while interacting or having fast food in the town/city. They also use questionnaires to determine eating habits of their friends at school. Students learn about the differences and similarities between their own/each other’s eating habits and traditions, alternative food instead of eating fast food, promoting greater understanding and a sense of European citizenship. This project is an opportunity to practice foreign language and increase the motivation toward language learning. English is used for all written or oral contacts. Findings, results, outcomes will be shared on a common web page. Students may also get in touch with Facebook groups for effective ...

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