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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
From multimedia learning centre to a centre for multilingualism

This Project of the Adult Education Centre (Volkshochschule, VHS) in Götzis promotes multilingualism and linguistic as well as cultural awareness, through special offers and cooperation: with okay.zusammen leben, a project centre for migration and integration; and with Tierra Madura, a joint initiative of Latin Americans and men and women from Vorarlberg, to further integration. Innovative methods such as varieties of blended learning are used for increased motivation in language acquisition. A scheme called e-tridem-Projekt may be singled out here, which stimulates learners to acquire a foreign language through various technical and IT appliances such as learning platforms and discussion forums. Once a month a ‘language café’ (Sprachencafé) takes place, attended by about 100 people on average who sit around designated tables (each table ‘reserved’ for one of eleven languages) where lear ...

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