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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

The project focused on the planning of services and products for the Museum of Textiles and Industry of Busto Arsizio. The project is based on the cooperation between Italian and European Schools, whose students have been involved in transnational mobility experiences. The project is divided in three parts: (a) the historical and economic analysis of the area and of a case of business study; (b) the planning of an area aimed at promoting the province and the sale of souvenirs, gadgets and publications and (c) the design of a gadget to be sold at the Museum, representing the material exhibited. The attention to the textile and tourism sectors as well as in general to the economic field made it possible to look for local solutions to global problems in a critical moment for the economic history of Lombardy, Italy and Europe, trying to provide the young with tools able to support them in ac ...

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