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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
Agricultural and environmental English

The project “Agricultural and environmental English” was achieved by the Agricultural School Group “Marcel Guguianu” from Zorleni, Romania, in the quality of coordinator in partnership with Istituto di Istruzione Superiore "Duca degli Abruzzi” from Padova, Italy. Through the participation in this project, we wanted: to know and understand the diversity of the European languages, cultures and values, the students to gain the basic abilities and competences necessary for their personal development, for their future professional activity and for an active European citizenship. The main objective was the improvement of the competences of using the English language and the introduction of the specialty language in the English classes. The students took part actively, together with the teachers, in all the project activities. The main activities were: the formation of the project team, the ...

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