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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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International Drama Club “Babylon”: Nasrin or the Art of Dreaming by Herbert Asmodi (2010/11)

The International Drama Club “Babylon” at the University of Regensburg offers the opportunity to work on a theatre project to international students, staff of the university with any other language than German as mother tongue and to German students who study Teaching German as a Foreign Language. The ensemble is renewed every year and works for two terms on putting a literary text (by a German-speaking author) on stage. In the academic year 2010/11 the play “Nasrin oder Die Kunst zu träumen” (Nasrin or The Art of Dreaming) was chosen and presented to an audience of more than 600 people in five performances. People from more than 15 nations participate in the drama club which makes the project also a laboratory for intercultural communication. Apart from a comprehensive linguistic learning experience through the adaptation and implementation of the text in terms of acting and language ...

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