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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
Talk to Me and Listen to Me!– ¡Habla conmigo y escúchame! – Benimle konuş ve beni dinle! – Pričaj sa mnom i slušaj me! – Parent training for early language acquisition in a multilingual context

The aim of the project “Sprich mit mir und hör mir zu!” (“Talk to Me and Listen to Me!”) of the VHS Götzis and the association “okay.zusammen leben” is that children acquire the country’s language and at the same time preserve and further develop their family’s language(s) or the language(s) of the country of their origin. The project wants to achieve not only better educational integration of children with a migration background but also to support the preservation, fostering and expansion of multilingualism in our society. The target groups are bilingual and multilingual parents with a migration background and little education. In this project, a comprehensive informational brochure was developed that gives parents general tips in easy-to-read language on how they can promote the bilingual or multilingual development of their children in the best way possible. This brochure is written ...

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