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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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Signs in the City

The project popularises 5 European languages through visual presentation of 5 European cities – Dobrich (Bulgaria), Nafplio (Greece), Alcala de Henares (Spain), Gdansk (Poland) and Birgu (Malta) by using the signs and symbols of the cities (plates, street signs, main buildings names, graffiti, restaurants’ menus, symbolic places, etc.), as guides through the language, heritage and spirit of the city. Aims: *enhance the interest towards learning new languages *achieve better intercultural dialogue *contribute to tourism development *popularise cities in an innovative way at local district level. Results: *5 books "Sings in the cities" for each of the cities on each of the respective language *Interactive CDs attached to the books *creation of the website which includes online books and information about the separate cities *exhibition in one of the cities (Dobrich, Bulg ...

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