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The 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
I can learn it by myself! ICT in German language teaching for women

The development of this innovative project followed an observation that participants of German as a second language or basic education measures, as well as their teachers are having difficulties finding their way around online learning programs and platforms, despite the fact that both groups manage to get along well with technologies used in everyday life, such as for example smartphones. That is why in 2013 the existing infrastructure of German and basic education measures at the organization “Frauen aus allen Ländern“ was used to focus on ICT. Special teaching materials were developed for the organization’s target group: women, who are often not familiar with ICT, have little previous learning experience and come from diverse language backgrounds. The materials were designed to respect the previous ICT knowledge of the participants and also their level of German skills. An introd ...

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