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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

"Mazaciero" is an eTwinning project carried out between two schools, one in Rome (I.C.“Giovanni Falcone”, former Piazzale Hegel) and the other in Cieza, Spain (I.E.S. “Diego Tortosa” di Cieza (Murcia). The name of the project is an invented one using the jumbled syllables of the names of the two cities, the idea was to represent the mixing of the experiences between the two schools: a contagion of cultural, educational and social experiences, unleashed by the creation and management of a common teaching project. The project is designed for 12-13 year-old pupils with low computer skills. The language chosen for the exchange was Spanish. The project aimed to promote links and friendship between pupils of the two schools through the use of ICT and to carry out together a series of practical, creative and recreational activities which would permit them to get to know each other and themse ...

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