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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
Ech schwätzen och Lëtzebuergesch - I Also Speak Luxembourgish

The Intercultural Agency has launched a campaign with various media to promote the use of Luxembourgish as a lingua franca. One of the supports, a pin which encourages people to speak Luxembourgish with those people wearing it. The campaign aims to reduce the mutual reluctance between two people of different origins to communicate in Luxembourgish. Many foreigners often have a good understanding and a passive vocabulary but are reluctant to use the Luxembourg language. Besides the pin which is a the visual medium to encourage the use of Luxembourgish, this project has allowed the realization of educational materials, such as a book in two parts containing on the one hand scenes of daily life and on the other hand Luxembourg typical traditions. A CD with dialogues from everyday life in the first part of the book is included. The ASTI Intercultural Agency had a big success with this projec ...

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