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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
European Language Portfolio, Native Language Instruction and Swedish as a Second Language

ELP - a pedagogical multi tool in second language teaching Under the collective name "mother tongue" the school offers education in about 100 languages, which to many pupils in reality is like teaching in a second language. Swedish as a second language is a subject for immigrant pupils primarily. With so many different languages one may ask how the quality can be guaranteed when it comes to the teaching of mother language and Swedish as a second language. The school’s answer to that question is a common pedagogical description of the expected language development, in combination with pedagogical tools for planning, follow up and evaluation/grading of the language development. European Language Portfolio (ELP) is a pedagogical multi tool valid within the whole EU. The purpose with the ELP is to make the pupil aware of his/her language learning achievements. Around 450 pupils (6-16 years ...

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