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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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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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French-German Exchange

The secondary school, which is in an urban area, has 400 pupils. As a school for the automotive trades, it prepares pupils for the brévet d'études professionnelles (BEP) (vocational diploma) and for the baccalauréat professionnel (vocational school-leaving certificate) in vehicle maintenance, vehicle bodywork and driving. It organises vocational exchanges with a vocational training centre in Sankt-Wendel (Saarland). The exchange involves twelve French pupils from level IV (first year of the vocational baccalauréat in vehicle maintenance) and twelve German apprentices in car mechanics from the fourth and fifth years. The French pupils spend three weeks in Germany: one week in the training centre and two weeks in a company. On the same principle, the German apprentices stay in Chalon and work alongside their French counterparts in the secondary schools and garages in the region. During the ...

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