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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
Multicultural Cooperation in Groups

To some extent children of migration families feel no longer related to their country of origin. Some only know a few words in their mother tongue. The project of the nursery group of the Viennese kindergarten in the Kempelengasse counteracts to this development by attempting to make the different countries of origin of the children a subject of discussion. The project reveals how important it is to adapt the educational work of the nursery school to a linguistically heterogeneous group of children of different age groups. The nursery group consists of elementary school children between 6 to 10 years, with ten different languages (Albanian, Croatian, Polish, Romanian, Czech, Turkish, Ukrainian ...). The linguistic and cultural diversity within the group is regarded as enrichment to the pedagogical experience. Differences and similarities are revealed and imparted by various means: So for ...

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