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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
ALFA - A Project for Illiteracy

ALFA is a project for illiteracy. The main purpose is to learn the Swedish language and to learn about the Swedish society so that students can fulfil their rights and obligations. When given the right tools students can then become integrated and get a job. To attain our goals we use educational study visits, mediation and expert contributories. We also cooperate with medical service, libraries, museums and The National Environment Protection Board. It is of special importance that the students (most of them are women) are able to participate in their children’s education and that they can communicate with teachers. This has been achieved through visiting the children’s schools, youth centres and day care centres. The project also aims to teach the students to read and write, both in their mother tongue and in the Swedish language. We follow research in the area which indicates that ...

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