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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
European Migration in the 20th Century

"European Migration in the 20th Century" is aimed at improving the teaching/learning of several European languages through innovative methods such as: the use of the foreign language as vehicular language for the historical research and for a recovery of a common history of past and present migration, and a larger use of ICT. The project was developed in the framework of a Comenius school partnership among 5 schools from: Italy, Spain, Poland, Romania and Germany. The study of the migration phenomenon in the Twentieth Century has been tackled by deepening intercultural dialogue and by strengthening international cooperation, with the aim of combating racism and xenophobia and promoting a better social cohesion in the European Union. The acquisition of basic language skills, the historical research and the use of new technologies were common operational criteria shared by all partners tha ...

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