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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
SRPT – Language Learning in the 21st Century: Scenarios – Requirements – Profiles – Training

The aim of the SAPA 21 project, which was developed by the Verband Österreichischer Volkshochschulen (Association of Austrian Adult Education Centres) together with the bifeb (Austrian Federal Institute for Adult Education), the University of Vienna and the Wiener Volkshochschulen GmbH (Association of Viennese Adult Education Centres), was to deter-mine the direction up-to-date and learner-oriented language instruction in the field of adult education would take in the next ten years and to come up with ideas of how to educate and train language instructors to meet these future demands. This information was used to develop possible scenarios for learners, course instructors and institutions. On the basis of these scenarios, a competence profile was then developed for language course instructors in the field of adult education as well as principles for designing their teaching. The result ...

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