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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
A CLIL Experience @ WIT

The project integrates the subjects of Marketing into the French class, as well as the subjects of History of Art , the History of Design and Events Management into the Italian class. Currently, Waterford Institute of Technology is relying on the Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEF). The innovation of the project lies in the integration of a CLIL dimension in an essentially communicative orientated approach; in other words, the CEF essentially promotes languages as a tool for communication. CLIL, on the other hand integrates a cognitive dimension to the language learning experience. By learning an L3 through another subject and vice-versa, learners perceive an immediate relevance and experience tangible support to their learning in general. Original CLIL materials in marketing, events management and history of art and design are being developed by the teachers. ...

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