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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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Foxes Without Frontiers

Two French native speakers are an institutional part of the team at the communal kindergarten Lauterbach: on a daily basis they work target-oriented and oriented at the current state-of-the- art didactics regarding the teaching of foreign languages. The project, however, significantly goes beyond this already high standard. The proximity to the border is used to test what has been learned in reality. Once a month the children drive across the border into neighbouring France; the contact to a French kindergarten there enriches our work. The institutionalized working group of bilingual kindergartens in the Saarland regularly exchanges experiences and the transfer of the children into the next stage of learning (pre-primary to primary school) is prepared in close cooperation with a primary school. In the past years the project has obviously started a trend in the region that can be called i ...

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