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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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Wielkopolska and Brandenburg – A Two-Stage Polish-German Educational Project

Aims of the initiative: • Getting to know pupils from the partner school, learning about their environment and customs, and searching for elements common to the seemingly distant cultures; • breaking internal psychological barriers which emerge when one is faced with the new, the alien and the unknown; • developing „unnoticeably” language skills during joint games and activities in a two-language and two-nationality group of children; • organising meaningful and emotionally enriching leisure activities for pupils (both stages of the project took place during weekends). Description of activities: The project builds on the aims of partnership-based cooperation with a German school, Grundschule Toepchin, in the Municipality of Motzen, Brandenburg, which has close links with the Polish school. Since 2001 the author has organised at least one partner meeting in the Polish school ...

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