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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
Living Bilingualism in a Public Kindergarten

At the bilingual kindergarten of the local council at Ludmannsdorf, German and Slovene are the two languages of communication, while English is represented by a ‘native speaker’ supplied by the Austro-American Society (Österreichisch-amerikanische Gesellschaft). A well-founded didactic concept is used which is addressed to individual learners, and comes in several stages; with the help of kindergarten pedagogues’ language competence, the aim is to maintain a proper balance between German and the language of the ethnic minority, to give learning activities in the two languages equal weight. – In the meantime, this kindergarten has enlarged: it now has a second bilingual group. – Having completed kindergarten, all children transfer to the local primary school, which is bilingual, too, thereby guaranteeing continuity of language learning. Another characteristic of this project is that kinde ...

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