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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
4th Taste the Language: The taste of the World Workshop

The “4th Taste the Language: Sabores del mundo Workshop” fosters multilingualism and multiculturalism, while also promoting intercommunication and communication capabilities. The target audience is not just the teachers and students of the specific Official School of Languages, other SOL and guest educational centres, but the population as a whole. The Workshop is grounded on the economic and cultural needs and peculiarities of the area’s population, and it provides added value to the life-long training of both its native and its immigrant populations. The Workshop is set up and implemented in a collaborative manner. The School becomes an open space capable of making use of the resources immediately available to improve the quality of the education offered. The Workshop is an excellent activity aimed at fostering and improving the communication capabilities of the students, staff and o ...

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