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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
Women’s Words in Our World

The problems related to equal opportunities have given the input to the project, created with the dual purpose of enhancing the level of language proficiency and integrate the curricular program of English literature to raise awareness of the existence of a wealth of female knowledge and of the size of their contribution to development of the narrative. The course, which lasts 100 hours in English, carried out on extracurricular time, involved 19 students selected through a test among those who had applied for participation and has involved two external English teachers (native speakers), of whose one an expert in "women's studies", and two internal tutors. From the point of view of the content - as already mentioned - the project was focused on the figure of women in the Anglophone literature, both as writers and as main characters of novels. Critical tools were provided which aimed to ...

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