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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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Label of the day
Bilingual Education - French in Kindergarten

The Department of Social Work of the Institute of Education II at the University of Education in Freiburg organizes and supervises a network called “Bilingual Education - French in Kindergarten”. The objective of this network is the acquisition of French as a foreign language as well as the contact with the culture of our neighbouring region’s culture of the children at kindergarten age. In this project, “foreign language education” is introduced and expanded in 40 kindergartens for 40 kindergarten teachers and approximately 1000 children in 15 communities in the state of Baden, Germany and with the cooperation of the French state as well as an umbrella organization in the state of Alsace, France at many “écoles maternelles”. Moreover, the project management allows the institutions to take part in the creation and shape of the project. Because of this, the frequency, intensity and the me ...

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