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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
Diploma in Italian Online

The Diploma in Italian online introduces students to Italian and its structures. The topics studied in the course are introduced through a variety of texts in the target language, with a view to increasing learners’ awareness of the sounds, lexicon and structure of their language of study. The Diploma in Italian online aims to provide students with basic interaction and communication skills at the end of year one and achieve an intermediate level of fluency (B1) at the end of year two. The language course is divided into ten learning units per year, plus an introductory unit at the beginning of year one. The learning units cover situations in everyday life and help participants to develop the necessary competence for pragmatic interaction in Italian. A learning unit, which consists of two parts, is a collection of material (written texts, audio/video clips and/or images) and tasks relati ...

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