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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
Language Diversity at the Volksschule Oberwart

From the beginning of the school year 1999/2000, Oberwart primary school (ages: 6-10) has provided teaching in the languages of all communities living in Burgenland. In addition to English and German as a foreign language, the languages taught therefore include Croatian, Romany and Hungarian. English is taught by the class teachers in the first and second grades as an integral part of lessons (sequences of 10-15 minutes every day averaging around one hour a week) and in the third and fourth grades in one hour a week. Croatian and Romany are each taught in two hours a week while Hungarian takes up 17 hours a week. Aims, contents, description of innovation: the main goal is to teach and present, alongside German as the language of instruction, the other languages to the other communities so as to reinforce these languages and ensure they remain spoken. Croatian, Romany and Hungarian in par ...

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