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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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Trainees for Europe

Ten apprentice joiners and mechanics aged between 17 to 19 spent three weeks with host families in Sabadell, an industrial town close to Barcelona. The sons of these families then came on an exchange visit to Austria. The first week of the stay in Spain was devoted to getting to know the country, visiting the host businesses and taking an intensive language course, with communication mainly in Spanish and English. The second and third weeks were devoted to work experience. Back in Austria, a thorough debriefing followed together with the return visit of the Spanish apprentices to Burgenland, where they followed a suitable programme. Aims and description of innovation: acquisition of new skills in the craft being learned by the apprentices, opportunity to undertake a further, voluntary period of work experience as part of their training, acquisition of language skills, practical use of En ...

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