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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
Trilingual from Age 3

Period: Since September 1997 Language teaching in preschool education for ethnic groups has not been regulated by law in Austria. It is up to communities to provide for bilingual education in kindergartens. In 1997, the parents of a Slovene ethnic group created — in cooperation with the local association Volilna skupnost/Wahlgemeinschaft Ferlach and the Ferlach Slovenian Cultural Association/SPD Borovlje — a private bilingual kindergarten. What started with 20 children is now home to 50 kindergarten children, and an additional after-school care service is also in operation. The nursery provides its 3–6 year olds with age-appropriate methodology in the majority language German, in addition to the Slovenian and English languages, taught exclusively by native speakers. The parents of children involved in the project also have the opportunity to learn Slovenian as a foreign language. Sloven ...

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