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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 Course Lust auf Sprachen - Desire for Languages

This language course (May 1999-November 2000) is based around a qualification profile for foreign-language instructors and aims to enhance linguistic, intercultural, methodological, didactic and interactive skills. On the basis of general language-teaching principles, various approaches to language acquisition are set out in an integrated context. These approaches are presented in an activity-oriented manner and are discussed and examined to determine how they can be implemented in language teaching. The course comprises ten seminars and independent project work with a total of 240 teaching units. Participants document their learning process with a portfolio. This project is innovative in that Austria has so far not had any non-language-specific course that has concentrated on training in interactive skills to the same extent. Target group: experienced language teachers in adult educatio ...

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