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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
The Rainbow People

The project "The Rainbow People" was implemented in a second class (Montessori course) of Lower Secondary School, I. C. Soprani Castelfidardo, with pupils aged 12. The project aimed to: enlarge multilingual and multicultural competences enhancing the European dimension of education; develop socio-cultural topics as the defence of human rights, intercultural dialogue, respect, tolerance and cooperation to solve problems; enrich creative, performing competences through music, dance and singing. CLIL methodology was used, the integration between the foreign language and the content being facilitated by an interactive teaching approach enhanced by a cooperative management of the class. Team-working was a fundamental aspect of the project: collaboration between teachers offered the opportunity to share methodological resources, strategies, good practices. A CLIL Learning Unit was prepared, co ...

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