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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
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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
Our Beautiful Polish. Polish Flowers

The project implemented by the consultation point in Vienna was related with the Year of Tuwim (Polish poet) celebrated in 2013. The project comprised several stages; lower secondary schools made their pupils familiar with the poet and his output and pupils of a primary school made illustrations to the poems by Julian Tuwim. Moreover, a competition for the best translation of Tuwim’s poems into German was held and a performance featuring poems by Julian Tuwim entitled "Polish Flowers" was staged. The project was crowned with a publication featuring the awarded poems and illustrations made by the pupils. The project committed the whole school community and helped to promote the works of Tuwim among young Austrians. The Polish Embassy and faculties of Slavonic and translation studies at the University of Vienna joined the project. As part of the activities, pupils worked with their teac ...

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