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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
Stories about Hokus and Lotus

The city´s interdenominational primary school in Schonnebecker Street in Gelsenkirchen can already look back on its successful work with bilingual classes, about half of whom are migrant children mostly with Turkish, but also Arabian or Italian, as their native language. The project „Stories about Hokus and Lotus“ was introduced in 2002 to optimise these courses. This deals with simple picture stories with the >Dinokroks< Hokus and Lotus, using easily understandable situations which convey the relevant vocabulary. They were adapted and translated into Turkish for the needs of the Gelsenkirchen project. Further picture stories evolved in which the pupils´ own environment and experience were considered even better. Great emphasis is put on the importance of conforming to the young age group. A Turkish teacher is available. An important component is the involvement of the parents, especiall ...

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