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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
Quality Assurance in the Teaching of Foreign Languages

The aim of this project — carried out by four institutions of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Innsbruck — is the joint training of foreign language teachers for secondary education. The joint training is within the framework of two cross-institutional courses in the area of "theory of language teaching and learning research". Through this cross-language education, collaboration between the responsible didactic-training lecturers should be promoted and synergies created. Furthermore, the use of team teaching exemplifies a model for future cooperation among foreign language teachers in schools. Results of the project: (1) anchoring of the model in the University of Innsbruck’s teacher training plan; (2) anchoring a faculty focus on "communication — media — education — knowledge"; (3) publication of an article on "quality assurance and development in the teaching of foreign l ...

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