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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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Programme Language for Health - Health Without Borders

Given its central position in the Region of Alpe-Adria (between the Austrian Alps and the Adriatic Sea), the General Hospital of the Province of Carinthia at Villach (LKH Villach) enjoys a large influx of patients from Italy and Slovenia, Carinthia’s neighbouring countries. In emergency situations that occur close to the borders, patients are taken to the nearest hospital that offers the best solution (medically speaking). To make sure that patients receive the best possible care, and to improve cross-border health care services, networking of hospitals and clinics was undertaken in order to buttress intercultural cooperation and strengthen language competences. Partnerships were concluded with Italian and Slovene hospitals in Friuli Venezia Giulia, Veneto, and the Slovene border regions with the purpose of health worker exchanges, with the respective neighbouring languages of Italian an ...

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