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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
The Year in Kindergarten in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany

The main activity of this project is to exchange letters among partner kindergartens and their teachers and children. The project is intended for creation of language friendly environment in the pre-primary school and its aim is to sensitise children to other languages, to make children more open and tolerant towards others and to motivate children for language learning. Every month each partner school writes a letter about school life, events and habits, about children at school etc. One part is written in the mother tongue and other in a foreign language. Important supplementation to letters is photos, pictures and other gifts for children’s friends. Teachers read children letters, which they have received and teach them songs, saws and main words in German/Slovak. Children can learn about their friends, other countries, other cultures and languages by letters from partner schools in S ...

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