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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
Marmaduke - Early English

The main aim of the project is to teach English lessons from the kindergarten class and German from the form. The world has become smaller and students today need to enhance their linguistic abilities more than ever before. More and more people choose to study and take residence abroad. Industry, technology and education demand a better and broader knowledge of foreign language. By studying English at an early age, as well as picking up a competent and communicative ability through a longer term of learning, pupils will pave the way to work with the more formal and written side of the language. English usually starts in the form in the Danish state schools, this means that there is no teaching material for the 6 to 9 year olds. There is of course a great difference starting English in a kindergarten class as opposed to the class. We have developed our own teaching material ...

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