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.).
Enjoy your search!
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Italy, Italians, Italian language
The main aim of the project was to help learners develop intercultural comopetence so that they could be a link between their own culture and Italian culture, understand cultural, social, economic, historical and linguistic differences that appear in different regions of Italy, get to know current cultural, social, political and economic situation in Italy and understand Italians and their values better. Within the project the students developed strategies and techniques of getting to know another culture. The project was also supposed to fight prejudices and stereotypes and develop tolerance among the students. In order to achieve this aim a special syllabus was created with the use of ICT and traditional resources such as films and documentaries. During the project students were sent to Perugia for language training, they were taught to gather materials and run the correspondace with
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