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The 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
Teacher-training course Austrian sign language – basic course / advance course / extended stage

It was in the school year 2002 / 03 that – for the first time at a teacher training institution in Austria – an inclusive one year in-service course in Austrian Sign Language was launched at the Federal Teacher Training College of Vienna: a foundation course that offered 6 semester hours. This course, which goes a long way beyond earlier course offers, was designed and fine-tuned in consultation with a number of other institutions and course providers: with a national teacher training college course called “Pedagogics of Persons with a Hearing Impairment“; with the Federal in-service teacher training institute at Baden (Pädagogisches Institut des Bundes Baden); in cooperation with the Austrian League of the Deaf (Österreichischer Gehörlosenbund), as well as in informal consultation with the Federal Institute for the Education of Deaf People, at Vienna (Bundesinstitut für Gehörlosenbildun ...

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