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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
German Courses for Asylum Seekers to Support Their Integration into Society

VOBIS, the Association for Open Exchange and Integration through Language, organises German courses free of charge with the help of volunteer teachers for asylum seekers living in several refugee boarding houses in Carinthia. The German courses are taught by teams directly in the boarding houses under difficult conditions; teaching and writing material must be brought along, and rooms are often inadequately furnished and equipped. Participation in the courses is voluntary. The association is financed exclusively by membership fees and the proceeds from benefit events. Course materials for beginners that take into account the needs of these heterogeneous groups were created specifically for the courses. These materials should also be available online in the future. Lessons are predominantly taught by students from the University of Klagenfurt who can have these lessons count toward their ...

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