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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
Learning German: Creating, Cooperating, Communicating

The programme was the result of the cooperation between the 4th primary school of Komotini and the primary school of Agiasma-Pigon Kavalas. The pupils of the 5th and 6th grades of the aforementioned primary schools received teaching in German as a foreign language as part of their school curriculum. The pupils came from a diverse national, racial and social background and had different religious beliefs and cultural influences while a considerable percentage of them lived below the poverty line. In those circumstances the choice that the German teachers made to focus on intercultural education in order to promote the sense of understanding, solidarity and harmonious coexistence proved imperative. While the teaching of German lied at the core of the project, the activities selected enhanced creativity, cooperation and communication so that an attitude of tolerance and team spirit could ...

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