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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
The Foreigners Living in Kaş Are Learning Turkish

This project has been carried out since 2006 - 2007 Education Year for citizens who live in Kaş or around and come from foreign countries. The beneficiaries of the project are people who are married with a Turkish citizen or those who have retired and settled down in Turkey. We aim to teach Turkish to these people whom we consider new citizens of Kaş, in order to help them make their daily life much easier and integrate into our social and cultural life. Our "Turkish for Foreigners" courses start in October, have three different levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced) and end in June. These courses are formed as theoretic and practical lessons. Theoretic lessons are taught in Public Education Centre's classrooms. Practical lessons are practiced in cafés, shopping centres, garages, public bodies, hospital etc. in order to teach Turkish thr ...

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