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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
An Approach to German Language and Culture

The project, given the social and environmental context in which it has arisen, takes as its point of departure the need to give the pupils of the Italian-language nursery school early familiarity with German language and German culture. In this it meets one of the wishes of the Italian families, who want to be able to communicate with others and to broaden their ability to express themselves not only in a local context but also in a European and non-European one. It also meets one of the most widespread objectives in the various member-states of the European Union, namely, the development of a bilingual nursery school. The project, which displays notable competence in its methodological structure and its choice of content, may be continued at primary school level and developed throughout this province; this, at least, is the hope of those who have worked on and believed in it.
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