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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
Early Learning of a Second Language

This project by the R. ANDRE school in Jemappes, which has been in place since 1996, is designed to enable children to make themselves understood in Dutch when they are in Flanders and to establish correspondence with a Dutch-speaking establishment. The courses are addressed to children aged between 5 and 12. At nursery school level, teaching is exclusively oral and based on singing, nursery rhymes, games, etc. The written language is introduced only during the third year of primary education. A short Dutch play is presented on the occasion of the Brussels Language Day. Besides, an exchange of letters is instituted with the Antwerp partner. The methodology has been transferred to a group of Romanian teachers with a view to transposing the learning of a second language, hence contributing to the project's multiplier effect.
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