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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
Let's Get to Know Each Other! – Intercultural Education Through Learning the Polish Language

Actions undertaken within the project: Teachers’ actions: 1. The implementation of the programme of the teaching of the Polish language as the mother tongue or a foreign language, or the implementation of original programmes – those of the teachers directed to particular centres. 2. The organization of competitions, trips, thematic evenings, movie shows, Polish Culture Days and other events honouring the celebrations of state, national and church festivals – under extramural activities and work for local environmental causes. 3. Knowledge sharing – invitations to open classes and supporting local Polish language teachers as well as teachers of foreign languages. 4. Co-editing magazines for Poles living abroad and writing articles, giving interviews, participating in radio and TV programmes, both in countries of secondment and in Poland, shaping the climate of respect, both for one’s ...

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