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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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Golf at the Hospital

The school is situated in the paediatric ward of the Clinica Universitaria di Padova. The project benefits from a collaboration with “Albatross Disabled Golf”. The primary need in the hospital environment is to spur and motivate pupils to learn a foreign language through an educational gaming method, especially when their psychophysical condition does not allow a conventional approach. Through the constant use of PCs, the project initiates the pupils in the basics of computer science, introducing them to the Internet as an source of information on the history of golf and on notions of English culture related to the sport. By presenting the pupil with a challenge that is apparently a mere pastime, a cognitive process is developed in connection with the game, its rules and the instruments needed to play. The aim is to build familiarity with the English language through memorization and ...

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