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.).
Enjoy your search!
Label of the day
Integral Teaching of Chinese
The main aim of integral teaching of Chinese is to enable students to master contemporary Chinese staring from the basics and to help them exist in a Chinese area on the communicative and social level. At some stages the whole teaching and learning process is carried out with the help of English because of very good didactic materials available in this language as a language of instruction. The first stage of teaching involves developing speaking and writing skills and afterwards cultural component is integrated. During the last stage of teaching the students are sent to China or Taiwan where they have a direct access to all cultural heritages and can function in real linguistic environment.
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