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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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The Big Day - The Opening of the Border in 1989

Lutzmannsburg Primary School, located in central Burgenland, is a bilingual (German and Hungarian) school with two classes (first and second grade combined and third and fourth grade combined). Hungarian is offered as an optional course and the first class (first and second grade) is run as a Hungarian class with 3 hours per week of Hungarian reading and writing and integrative Hungarian instruction in all other subjects except for German and mathematics. Both classes are also taught by a Hungarian native speaker. Once a year, language project days are organised together with the partner school in the neighbouring municipality in Hungary. At present more than one sixth of the pupils attending the school speak Hungarian as their native tongue. In 2009, Lutzmannsburg Primary School decided to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the opening of the border in 1989 and to introduce their pupils ...

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