Language learning through captioning and revoicing
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European Language Label 2013. - winners in Ireland
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European Language Label 2013 - Recognition for innovation in language learning
The European Language Label was awarded to 7 Irish projects at a special ceremony in Dublin today, 4th October 2013.
The European Language Label takes place in 20 different countries around Europe at the same time each year and recognises efforts made to promote languages overall in Europe.
Organisations are awarded the European Language Label for innovation in language learning and in language promotion. Today’s ceremony marked European Day of Languages.
Chair of the Irish National Jury, Dr Céline Healy, praised the winning projects and recommended that they be utilised as a source of inspiration and encouragement for teachers and learners of all languages.
The ceremony took place in the Marino Institute of Education where Professor David Crystal awarded the European Language Label to the following projects:
Speaking at the awards ceremony Professor Crystal emphasised the importance of the European Language Label in recognising the benefits of multilingualism and encouraged the promotion languages and the current state of linguistics in all countries.
The ceremony also included the European Language Label for The Language Learner of the Year which was awarded to five outstanding individual language learners: Abul Jabbar Khan from Pakistan (Refugee Access Programme) and Elif Sude Alagoz from Turkey (St.Brigid’s Primary School, Dublin 4) who both excelled in English; Artjom Kohhantsuk from Estonia (Maynooth Post-primary School)who learned German; Brajan Mazurkiewicz (CBS, Roscommon)who is studying Spanish, English and Irish as well as German, Portuguese, French, Russian, Japanese, Danish and Dutch; Christopher McMahon (Castleknock Community College) currently learning Irish, Spanish, Italian and Ancient Greek as well as teaching himself French and Latin.
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