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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
Our Common Language

Annie Nielsen and Gry Clasen have received the EU languages prize for the education program "Our common language", which is a free e-learning tool for Danish language and grammar. This year's two winners have developed material that makes students aware of the similarities and differences between the mother tongue and the new language to be learned. It gives a greater understanding of the new language while facilitating learning. "Our common language" was originally developed as a project under Daghøjskolen in Silkeborg by a group of laymen with Annie Nielsen as project manager and editor. The program compares the familiar language - the mother tongue - with the new unknown language - Danish. The aim is to demystify grammar and structure. The first material consisted of a series of grammar books published in 1993-94 in 10 languages: Turkish, Arabic, Serbo-Croatian, Somali, English, Frenc ...

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