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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
English Through Sister Wendy Story of Painting

The aim of the project is to train students of Academy of Arts to use the language not only on a communicative level but also in different areas of their future profession. Therefore, the subject of history of arts is delivered in English, which is a part of linguistic training. The syllabus for teaching English includes such elements as technology of creative processes, or artist's self-presentation. The realisation of the assumptions of the project is quite a challenge since there are no suitable didactic materials on the market for such a specific target group. It is also very difficult to introduce into teaching of a foreign language such elements as the ways of expressing emotions evoked by the contact with art, or vocabulary connected with history of art. However, in order to achieve these ambitious aims the film 'Sister Wendy Story of Painting' has been used and didactic materials ...

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