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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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In tourist communities such as Velden am Wörthersee, knowledge of several languages is an important asset in the labour market. To take account of that fact, special classes called Alpen-Adria-Klassen have been created at the general secondary school (Hauptschule) at Velden that offer Italian and Slovene (apart from English, and German as a language of instruction). The didactic concept includes 3 weekly periods of regular language instruction in English, Slovene and Italian, which is combined with CLIL (Content und Language Integrated Learning): that is, teaching in certain subjects takes place in one of those languages as languages of instruction. In the first form (Year 5), emphasis is on English; in the second, on Slovene; in the third, on Italian. In the fourth form, the focus is again on English. In addition, pupils spend intensive ‘language learning weeks’ in the country where the ...

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