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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
Language Training for the Police

The police acting in a multicultural society, and the way they deal with non-Austrians or strangers, are topics and areas that meet with wide public interest, and which also play an important role in the initial and in-service training of the police. This project introduces the new language training of policemen and women. In initial training, the concept includes experiences made (and later collected) with courses on ‘Czech for the border’ and ‘Hungarian for the border’, with members of the force in service at or near the relevant borders. The training aims to give linguistic and practical competences to members of the police that will help qualify them for their work. One of the particular groups addressed are police officers that serve in city centres and other areas with a high population density where a large numbers of people speak languages other than German; police that serve in ...

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