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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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The Malatestian Library and its Lord: a Drama

Since the Italian school is one of the five partners involved in the Comenius 'UNESCOol' project, the idea of this work was mainly developed as a welcoming activity for the foreign delegations visiting Cesena. The project theme was the Unesco site of the city, the Malatestian Library, which has been recently restored and extended and needed as well to be presented to the visitors. As the activity was intended for twelve/thirteen year-old students attending the 'Scuola Media', it was decided to match historical facts with typical elements of teen-agers' everyday life (such as the use of technology, the importance of reading and the preservation of books as memory of humanity). The use of drama seemed to be the best way to support students in their acquisition of communicative skills in the four foreign languages involved, taking also care of non- linguistic goals such as cultural element ...

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