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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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Language Consulting – Diversity and Multilingualism as Resources and Development Potentials

Following up on the initiative of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Art and Culture to support early language acquisition in pre-school education, the “Sprachberatung” (“Language Consulting”) project attempts to address the very complex demands placed on kindergarten teachers. The following list presents the fundamental pillars of the project, which has been incorporated into the existing structures of the Department of Child Education and Child Care of the government of the province of Styria: 1) Deployment of mobile language consultants throughout Styria to support child education and child care facilities by means of consultations, networking and materials: The work of the 11 Styrian language consultants is oriented towards individual needs and equal treatment of the children’s first, second and foreign languages and attempts to lay a good foundation for further promotion m ...

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