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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
IBIS - Inititative for BIlingual Studies

"IBIS - Inititative for BIlingual Studies" was founded in the summer of 2005 at the University of Cologne / “Universität zu Köln” as an interdisciplinary project. The goal of the work of IBIS is to interlock the fields of school and university in area of bilingual education. One central issue of IBIS is to support the initial and in-service training of teachers: students studying towards a teaching degree in the subjects of English and French get the possibility to prepare for bilingual teaching during the first part of their teacher training through IBIS. Already qualified teachers, who already teach CLIL in schools, have the opportunity to broaden their qualification. In the context of the IBIS seminars the students gain an insight into how to reflect the split between their future role as a language mediator and a language practitioner as well as their own language development and h ...

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