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.).
Enjoy your search!
Label of the day
Early Dutch Learning Through Full Immersion
The goal of the project is to enable 6 to 12 year olds to learn a second language, namely Dutch, while continuing to develop their skills in their mother tongue and in other subjects corresponding to their level of study. The project was launched in September 1999. It will be continued as long as subsidies are available for immersion language courses in basic education. The members of the pedagogic team are Dutch speakers who have been trained as teachers in the Flemish community. The results are very encouraging. The children learn the target language without adverse effects on their mother tongue. Their grades in the end-of-year assessments are at least equivalent (or even better) than those of children who do not attend the immersion course.
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