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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
Open, Entertaining, Creative Language Learning

In the Weiden, Burgenland elementary school, children are offered the opportunity to learn Croatian. This is done mainly through project-based and cross-curricular lessons, in which the students deal with the culture and language of their region. Croatian is promoted not only as a mother tongue, but also as a second language for German-speaking students. The school also integrates the community, local clubs and especially the parents — for example, Croatian courses for parents and community officials were carried out. Results achieved: All students attend bilingual education and many students went on to the bilingual high school in Oberwart or to Croatian classes in the regular school system after leaving primary school. In addition, an evaluation showed that learning languages was important to the parents and they are now increasingly willing to speak Croatian in everyday life.
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