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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
English as a Working Language

Project period: starting September 2001 (not completed with constant success). Involved languages: English as a working language in text processing (2nd and 3rd classes); economics with official correspondence (2nd class) and during the internship (2nd and 3rd class) for the 'in-office salesman/woman' profession, which takes place during the teaching year. Project objective/s: development of linguistic skills in a subject-specific context and achievement of greater certainty of expression. Project content and description of the innovation: English as a working language in these subjects. We are the only professional school in Austria offering students — through an additional certificate attached to the language acquisition — a competitive advantage in the labour market. Results achieved: in just two years all students have successfully completed the courses and reported back positively ...

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