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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
Let's Come Together Through the Fairy-Tale of our Childhood

The project Druži nas “najpravljica” našega otroštva (“Let's Come Together Through the Fairy-Tale of our Childhood”) at the Senovo primary school completely complies with the first European priority of the European Language Label for 2008, i.e. promoting intercultural dialogue. The primary school’s unique project touches the very core of the school’s activities – the classroom – and uses it as a framework to encourage the pupils to be aware that cultural diversity does exist among them, but that it can be used as an opportunity to get to know the differences between them, such as their first languages, religious beliefs, traditions, etc. Slovenia, like other European countries, is becoming an inter-cultural and multilingual community which is only going to be successful in actualizing progress and well-being if it begins by making its youngest citizens conscious of respecting and valu ...

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