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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
Intensive Dutch Course

We have developed a Dutch course to prepare students who wish to study intensively for a year in a Dutch or Flemish faculty and which mutatis mutandis could be adapted to other European languages. While this course is relevant to students of all faculties, it is particularly important for arts students, since the arts faculties in Portugal teach a very limited range of languages that do not in any way correspond to the reality of a united Europe. We have ascertained that, thanks to the preparatory courses, the students profit more from their sojourn abroad and learn far more of the language of the country in which they study. We also believe that this will help Portugal catch up as regards EU languages, which are (virtually) not taught at all in Portugal, as in the case of Dutch. The rudiments of the Dutch language are taught intensively (four hours a day) for three weeks. The focus is o ...

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