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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
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■      Educational sector(s)
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■      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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Immersion in Dutch

The Hermée Communal School focuses on positive discrimination near the language frontier. The project was launched in 1999 and offers 13 classes through Dutch -- rather than classes in which Dutch is simply taught -- during the third nursery school year. Two teachers organise activities in the two languages (French and Dutch). Hence the children move smoothly from one class to the other; they don't "learn" two languages but rather "live" them. The first goal is to promote dynamic listening (songs, poems, narratives). As from the third nursery school year, children will learn to speak the language themselves. Language production will be intensified during the first primary school year (self-presentation, making calculations), and reading will follow at the end of the second year. A complete bilingual strand will be in place by 2005.This pedagogic approach involves highly structured teamw ...

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