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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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IDee - Pupil Exchange Austria-Italy

"IDee" was a project at classroom level with pupil exchanges between Italy and Austria, supported by the European Commission. It ran from October 1998 to June 1999, involving fifth-year students (age: 15-16), teachers, Italian native speakers, companies in Styria (Austria) and Brianza (Italy), school authorities and provincial politicians. The main aim was to learn about the economic facts of life for businesses, in particular smaller and medium-sized firms, in the region of Graz and in the "Alta Brianza", where the two partner schools (Realschule Heiligenkreuz am Waasen and I.T.C.S. «A. Greppi» Monticello) are located. Armed with questionnaires they themselves had drawn up, students in both regions visited companies in various sectors along with trade-union and employer organisations, conducted interviews and then wrote up the results in reports. A further important goal was to identify ...

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