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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
Language One/Lingua Uno

The project of the Scuola Internazionale Europea Statale Spinelli in Turin, comes from the creation of two departments of the first cycle of the primary school and of two classes of the first course of Scuola Media, followed by all the classes of the Lyceum, characterized by quite innovative aspects: the ability to receive foreign students, offering them the possibility to deepen the study of the language and culture of their mother country, thanks to the cooperation of mother tongue consultants; teaching activities in a vehicular language starting from the primary school; training flexibility (the possibility to choose among different subjects and to make up an individual study plan). In the school year 2000/2001 all the classes and courses have been unified in only one Comprehensive Institute – the Scuola Internazionale Europea Statale of Turin, that has turned into a school aiming to ...

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