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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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For ME – Training & Stays Abroad for People from Trento, Post-Secondary School

The For ME project has a duration of three years (2008, 2009, 2010) and it offers to about 700 young people the opportunity to take part in mobility experience in a EU-country. As necessary requirements to take part in the programme, participants must be in between 18 and 26 years old, be resident in the Province of Trento and have terminated their secondary school studies. The programme is organised by foreign agencies specialised in providing linguistic, cultural and professional preparation. The project is sub-divided into 2 different programmes: a 5-week-long full-immersion language training (2/3 of the participants) and a 16-week-long transnational work experience (the remaining 1/3 of the participants). This initiative is part of the intervention promoted by “Fondo per la valorizzazione e professionalizzazione dei giovani trentini”, carried out by the Presidency of the Autonomous P ...

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