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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
Plurilingualism - The Present and Future of a United Europe

The project of the Kooperative Mittelschule Koppstraße in the 16th district of Vienna, an area with a high percentage of people with a migration background and whose native language is not German, provides an example of how it is possible to successfully promote the first language of the students (Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian), the language of instruction (German) and an important foreign language (English) in lessons. The project is based on the equal status of the languages Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, German and English, which are taught in special units as well as in an integrated, interdisciplinary form. Due to the principle of all-day schooling, enough time is available during the free learning periods for individual assistance. Parts of the lessons are conducted in parallel and parts are integrated. English as well as German lessons take place with the inclusion of Bosnian/Croatian/Serb ...

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