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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
Together we learn the language of our neighbours

Project objectives: (1)Arouse interest for the neighbours and their languages, (2)children should become aware of the fact that linguistical and cultural diversity represents an enrichment, (3)minimize anxiety of the foreign language, (4)children should become aware that additional language skills may present a considerable advantage in life. Project Description: This project is concerned with the lingustic-cultural exchange project between the elementary school Oberpullendorf in Burgenland and the Beri Balog Adam Altalanos Iskola of the Hungarian border town Köszeg. Intensive language project days have so far been organized in both communities. Within the context of this INTERREG-Project the Austrian school children learn together with their peers from the neighbouring country Hungarian; in return the Hungarian children learn German. Already before the project started (school y ...

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