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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
Inter-Comprehension in Language Teacher Education

The primary objective of the project is the creation of a teacher-training module centred on "Inter-comprehension", one of the new paths to language learning proposed by the European Union. This module, which has been tested with trainee teachers, fits into a theoretical language teaching framework. Teachers learn about European language policy and are trained in providing students with strategies for "inter-comprehension", whereby each person speaks his or her own language and understands the other. Teaching is thus geared towards equipping students with strategies (teaching to learn) enabling them to understand their interlocutor's language and vice versa, even when both speak their native tongue. This "multilingual inter-comprehension" opens the way for different countries and regions to communicate on the same footing, while preserving minority languages, in much the same way as mult ...

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