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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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Pitagora Mundus Programme

The Pitagora Mundus Programme is a language and cultural exchange project. In such a context, the Pitagora Mundus program involves the creation of 10 Schools of Knowledge open to the best skilled, in order to elaborate and promote the study of scientific dynamics and present social politics, through moments of recovering and dissemination the Magno-Grecian, Italic, and Euro-Mediterranean culture. It intends to create a network of 10 schools (called “Schools of Knowledge”), with branches in 10 of the most beautiful towns in Calabria (called “Towns of Knowledge”), connected to 20 study centres which derive the uniting collaboration between Universities, Institutions and Chambers of Commerce in 20 countries of the world, (called “Pythagorical Cities”). The objective is to create, at each School of Knowledge, a course or specializing course – of a duration of 6 months – relative to a part ...

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