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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
Early learning of Dutch

The project involves putting children in contact with Dutch from the last year of nursery school onwards, with the aim of whetting their appetites for communicating in a foreign language, making them less afraid of speaking with children who don't speak the same language as they do, of opening the children's eyes to other cultures, and of improving their knowledge of the target language. This project, launched in 2000, aims to gradually immerse children in Dutch, starting in the last year at nursery school (at the age of 5) and ending in the last year at primary school (at the age of 12). Apart from exchanges with Dutch schools, the school offers various extra-curricular activities - such as visiting a Dutch farm, visiting the "Asterix" exhibition in Tongres, a weekend in Flanders, a week of "green classes" in Bruges, or a visit to Maastricht. With children attending this school comin ...

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