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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
GUT (Gemeinsamer Unterrichtstag) in Tandem - Joint Lessons for a Day

The project “Gut im Tandem” (GUT means “good”, but is also an acronym meaning Gemeinsamer Unterrichtstag – joint lessons for a day) is an extension of the “Görlitzer Sprachbrückenmodells” and is as such is firmly rooted into the school’s intercultural and linguistic programme. Experience shows that the community within a border region can more easily come into being when the learners approach each other openly and give positive feedback. A personal relationship and a common task are needed. The objectives of working in tandems are to make use of the resources of the border region, the proximity of the partner schools (Görlitz and Zgorzelec) and to establish a German-Polish community of learning among pupils and their parents and teachers. This community supports language learning in an active and intercultural way. A workshop for parents and teachers from both sides of the border, that ...

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