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.).
Enjoy your search!
Label of the day
Humanizing Your Way of Teaching Via Collaborative Training Approach
Teaching English as a foreign language plays a crucial role in the Turkish education system. Foreign language teaching begins with primary education at the fourth grade and learners are exposed to English during their secondary and high school education as well as their university education. TOBB University of Economics and Technology is one of the most renowned and sound universities in Turkey and aims to help learners achieve language competence and develop their language awareness. Although there is no institutionalized in-service training in this department, teacher training process goes on in different ways.
A project called “Collaborative training” was carried out by the administration to promote professional development and create a path to teacher autonomy. In this project 36 English instructors were involved. First and foremost, informal interviews were held with the instructo
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