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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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Eurocom: a Step towards Multilingualism for European Citizens

EuroCom is a new strategy designed to give Europeans a realistic opportunity to become multilingual. Now that its methodology has been tested in practice for some years with the Romance languages, it is to be implemented as a comprehensive innovative multilingual project for Europeans in three parts "EuroComRom, EuroComGer and EuroComSlav" for the three major branches of the Indo-European family of languages. EuroCom shows that, without any additional learning effort, an understanding of a text can be achieved after only a few lessons, in not only one but up to ten further languages (in the Germanic, Romance or Slavic branches).Europeans can acquire multilingual comprehension (passive) skills by utilising in a strategically completely new manner the little time available to learn languages. In terms of both language policy and language acquisition theory, EuroCom makes use of innovative ...

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