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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
German Dutch Child's Play!

Duits Nederlands Kinderleicht! is a cross-curricular language project on primary school De Kleine Wereld. Principal Addy Creusen-Jacobs, supported by a German partner school, has managed to integrate a German language education programme into the entire school’s curriculum. It is aimed primarily to increase communication skills and cultural exchanges. Toddlers in the first form of primary school participate in weekly activities with a native speaker or teacher of German. About 30% of the children are German, which means native speakers are already present in each group. The children are divided into two colour-coded groups based on their fluency. At first, the primary focus is on listening and comprehension. The children develop a passive understanding of German with the help of stories, picture books, songs and nursery rhymes. After that, they learn to form short sentences and steadil ...

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