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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
German-French Virtual Online Market – Practical Language Learning Through Setting Up Virtual Companies and Carrying Out Business Processes

Using the network of the “Akademie der Beruflichen Bildung” (Academy of Vocational Education, which comprises academies in Strasbourg, Lyon, Dijon, the Alsace and Baden-Württemberg), German and French classes of vocational schools build up cooperation. In order to ensure a sustainable collaboration the exchange in this project is carried out in the regular lessons and linked closely with the content of the lessons. A good technical preparation is provided by a training which the teachers undergo together with their cooperation partners before the start of the project. After that a company is founded in an activity-based and interdisciplinary class, according to the learners’ level of language and expert knowledge. This company is presented on an online platform which was especially created for this occasion. The communication via internet reflects the reality of the learners’ lives and ...

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