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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
One Person - One Language

The bilingual project of the German-French kindergarten in Neuenburg is marked by its compelling and comprehensive character. Beginning at age three, the children daily face the two languages according to the concept of “One person – one language” (13 hours of both French and German, per week). Learning their first and second language takes place in a playful as well as systematic way giving preference to age-specific receptive abilities. The geographical proximity to France enables manifold ways of contact as well as close cooperation with the francophone teachers of partner institutions across the border (écoles maternelles). This allows easier access to get-togethers as well as the availability of bilingual teaching materials. In a concise and well-presented way, “La lettre francais” – mainly designed for parents – offers information about the French programme. The entire environmen ...

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