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The 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
Language learning in the community

Manderfeld, a small village close to the Belgian-German border with 420 inhabitants, hit the headlines in the year 2000 when the decision was made public that a former hostel was to serve as a Red Cross reception centre for asylum seekers. In October 2001 the first asylum seekers arrived. Education could only be provided to the newly arriving children by the Clara-Viebig-school situated in the village. Since then the kindergarten teacher Nicole Beyer and the primary school teacher Grazyna Glowania have been taking care of the new pupils. According to the law on education provision for newly arriving children, their most important mission is to get the children to know the language of their host school well enough to be integrated into a 'normal' class and follow the lessons in German. The integration in pre-schooling is achieved in kindergarten. The 6 to 12 year olds slowly get integrate ...

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