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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
New Ways in Teaching a Foreign Language to Children from the Age of 3 Years

English Learning Centre Project is a project of an imaginative way how to make a foreign language accessible naturally to the children in their early years. The main goal of the ELC project is to encourage early foreign language learning in Slovakia and to raise the quality of language teaching/learning in an informal atmosphere. The main aims of the project: - to encourage both teaching and learning foreign languages to a specific group of young learners; - to break down a barrier in learning languages and encourage young children to use a foreign language in a natural way at the earliest age; - to raise the language and international cultural awareness of the children from their early years. To achieve these goals the English Learning Centre / ELC/, Košice, Slovakia was established in 1991 and since that time Slovak children aged from 3 to 6 can come to the ELC kindergarten e ...

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