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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
A Language Portfolio for Vienna

The Language Portfolio targets adult education learners and contains the following innovative aspects: (1) coherence: summarizing and synchronizing courses offered at Vienna’s centres for continuing education; (2) introduction of the European Language Portfolio (including course instructor education) in the courses of involved evening schools through simultaneous evaluation and process monitoring; (3) building a model for a Viennese version of the European Language Portfolio; (4) developing a set of criteria for quality assurance in the field of language courses at Vienna's adult education centres. Achieved and planned results: (a) making models available of the Vienna European Language Portfolio in hard copy and over the Internet; (b) publication of current case results; (c) expertise of instructors: didactic-methodological knowledge, practical use of the concept of student autonomy; ( ...

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