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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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Language and Intercultural Training Project

The project of the language support for the pre-primary school offer children a language course in German. In small groups, the teachers initially based on a thematically organized vocabulary and the necessary structures of the German language. Once these basic skills are developed, children learn songs, rhymes and poems, experience the language actively in the class and can successfully participate in language activities in the classroom. This year we start with the method of foreign language learning by Paolo Freire. The children receive an input (picture, scene, movie, object, etc.). Based on that, we develop their field of interest, which we edit afterwards. Apart from this project, which is used exclusively to promote children's language skills, the teachers take part in a cross-cultural training. It's not about learning, but rather the appropriation of intercultural competence at t ...

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