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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
Chateur - The Changing Role of Teachers in an Evolving European School

The project has given the opportunity during 1 or 2 weeks, at 32 teachers of the ITAS Galilei Jesi (AN) for a work placement/exchange. The work placement/exchange has been done in some partner institutions. The needs of the participants, who are teaching in a little town in Ancon, are to improve the professionals and linguistic skills and to be trained in the innovative methodologies in vocational education; all these permit to work in European schools that are evolving continuously. The relevance of the project for the professional and personal development of teachers is the possibility to take part in a mobility action, with all the accompanying measures needed to improve the necessary skills to work successfully in the knowledge society. The aims of the “Chateur” project are based on the political European Framework (Copenhagen, Lisbon, Maastricht 2004 and Helsinki 2006) to reinforce ...

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