Quality in Language Learning and the European Language Label

Friday 15 November 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m.
Grand Hotel Mediterraneo, Lungarno del Tempio, 44, Firenze (IT)


9.00 – 9.30: Opening Address
The European Language Label, 14 years of experience and future perspectives
Keynote Speaker: Manola Peschieri
Policy Officer and Coordinator of the European Language Label at the European Commission, Directorate-General for Education and Culture

9.30 – 10.00: Presentation of NELLIP and Introduction to the Practical Session
The NELLIP network, a European project to promote quality in language learning
Elisabetta Delle Donne
President Pixel and NELLIP Network coordinator

10.00 – 11.00: Cooperative Work within the Thematic Groups

Thematic Group 1)Quality in Language Teaching and Learning
Discussion TopicsShared definitions of quality in language teaching and learning; criteria and strategies for improving quality; comparison of examples of good practice.
ModeratorRichard Rossner, EAQUALS, UK
Thematic Group 2)Innovation in Teaching and Learning
Discussion TopicsDefining innovation. Innovative approaches in language teaching. Examples of effective innovative solutions and comparisons of good practices.
ModeratorsAnca Colibaba, EuroEd, Romania
Maria Erotokritou, Lifelong Learning Programme – Hellenic National Agency, Greece
Thematic Group 3)Networking among Language Learning Experts
Discussion TopicsWhy networking, expectations and potential benefits. Examples of successful networks and comparisons of good practices.
ModeratorsLorenza Venturi, Lifelong Learning Programme – Italian National Agency, Italy
Alan Bruce, Universal Learning System, Ireland

11.00 – 11.30 Wrap Up Session
Presentation by the moderators of the Results of the work carried out in the Thematic Groups and joint discussion.

11.30 Coffee and Tea for informal discussion

12.00 End of the Workshop

Target Groups
The Quality in Language Learning Workshop is addressed to school teachers, university lecturers, adult education and vocational training providers.

The Workshop is organised in the framework of the European Project NELLIP funded by the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme KA2 Languages. Participation in the Workshop is free for the members of the NELLIP network, however registration is compulsory. For further information please contact Pixel at: [email protected] or at +39-055-489700.