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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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From Nemo to Ness, From Knight to Samurai, From the Denotative Meaning of the Language to Its Relational Wealth

Starting from May 2010, the secondary school of Bussero (Milan, Italy) has been part of a Comenius European Project, with mobility actions in different countries, focused on innovative methods for the study of mathematics for children aged 13-16 years. In a second stage, also the primary and pre-primary schools were involved in the project. The use of the English language in a scientific context and for the exploration of reality has been promoted, for all target groups. Over the last few years, our institute also took part in cooperation projects with extra-European countries, including the one with a Japanese school based in Milan. The contact with the Japanese culture and the involvement in European projects have increased our awareness of the importance of teaching to our students the words related to inwardness and kindness. At the end of this learning path, our students have shared ...

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