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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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Occupational language training for non-reading individuals with migrant background

Migrants coming to Germany with deficiencies in reading and writing skills are ever more challenged to learn German as a second language than other members of this group. This particular migrant group faces great changes in relation to cultural environment adaptation as to building an economical basis for a self-determined livelihood in their target country. These individuals form the target group for the programme “Occupational language training for non-reading individuals with migrant background” of starthaus Ltd. in Offenbach. The goals of the programmes are in line with the curricula of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees as to make this group literate, to impart basic knowledge of German and to facilitate proper earnings. Reading and writing abilities, acquisition of basic German language skills and integration into the labour market are being combined in this course in a ...

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