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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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Latvian language learning for reemigrants and their family members

The aim of the project is to improve Latvian language skills for Latvian reemigrants and their family members using interactive learning methods. The target group of the project are reemigrants who moved away from Latvia in 1990 and have returned back, and also their family members, including spouses who can be citizens of other EU countries. The project activities are closely linked with the aims of the project, thus facilitating communication and social inclusion. Within the project a special Latvian language learning course was developed, combining class lessons with interactive learning methods such as on-line learning in a Facebook group and educational excursions. The course also provides a possibility to tailor its content according to the students’ professional and employment needs. Course participants are also provided with the opportunity to take the state language exam free of ...

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