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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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Four-Language Class Julius Kugy

The project has been running since 1998. The basic idea is to raise awareness of the linguistic diversity in the region through encounter classes and immersion study at a unique spot in Europe where Slavic, Romance and Germanic languages meet. The pupils (ages: 10-18) are mostly Austrians with Slovenian and/or German as their native language, but in the ideal case there would be one third from Italy and one third from Slovenia. The teaching staff comprise bilingual teachers (Slovenian-German) with additional qualifications in Italian, guest teachers from Italy and Slovenia (planned) and assistant teachers (native speakers). A year before the start of the project, a fifteen-member team of teachers was formed and systematically prepared for their tasks in multilingual classes. Languages involved: Slovenian, German and Italian (both as subjects and vehicular languages), together with Englis ...

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