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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
Languages 2006 … And Beyond

The project aims at creating a productive education context which can enable 150 students to face the complex occupational system by means of strategic transversal competences such as flexibility, creativity, project skills especially in the field of communication and new technologies. It involves 4 European languages, with several approaches, routes, levels and contents, which all contribute to the personal and professional development of future citizens and workers of the EU. The achieved competences and micro-competences are certified by external examination boards (e.g. UCLES and Trinity). This project develops from previous experiences in Lingua 2000 and Socrates and within a context of local, national and transnational networks, such as Comenius and MEP. The innovative aspects are the use of study experience abroad, dramatization techniques, differentiation of certificates in relat ...

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