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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
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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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What a Punishment! Languages for Drama

The primary and middle school of the Istituto Comprensivo Riva 2 “Pizzini” privilege and strengthen the use of foreign languages in lessons which are alternative to traditional ones, not only by means of the widespread CLIL methodology in different subjects (science, geography, history, religion, music, optional activities, art and physical education) but also through various creative media, in which drama plays a key role. The project “Lingue a teatro” (Language and Drama), which developed both synchronically and diachronically throughout the 2010-2011 school year, is based on the firm conviction that children and adolescents learn better if they are emotionally involved. All the Riva 2 “Pizzini” schools took part in the project simultaneously with a series of activities pitched at the levels of the classes and the specific context of each individual school. It was agreed by all the tea ...

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