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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
Language Learning for Vocational Training

The language project of Spojená škola in Detva presents the complex philosophy of the language learning in the school. The main aim of the project is to develop language and vocational competences of its pupils and teachers. The project is focused also on the development of interpersonal competences and interconnection of language and vocational education. The most innovative elements of the language initiative are the integration of vocational and language education (CLIL), possibility to learn language without pressure within non-formal education, as well increasing the chance of school graduates, as holders of Europass, at labour market. Various activities within the language initiative are funded by external resources, almost up to 100%. Funding is from the resources of the European Union, European Commission, Norwegian Financial Mechanism and the state budget of SR. The content ...

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