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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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Hiberno-German Tandem - Gustaff Meets May, May und Gustaff treffen Sich!

Since 1993 and based on existing contacts between Gustav Heinemann Schule in Mülheim /Ruhr, Germany, and Maynooth Post Primary School in Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland, we have been developing a new form of individual student exchange. In addition to providing an encounter with people and places our aim was to build language learning partnerships in order to enhance and intensify language learning during the two periods of four weeks duration which students spend together in each country. The ideal target groups are students in 10th class in Germany and in Transition Year and 5th Year in Ireland. In preparation the exchange partners are introduced to the Tandem Method of language learning. As a native speaker of their partner’s target language each participant becomes the teacher of his/her native language while expanding his/her own skills in the target language. To assist students st ...

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