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.).
Enjoy your search!
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French at primary school
The Zähringerschule project is a planned French course aimed at continuous foreign language development for all children in primary years 1 to 4. What is special about this project is the way in which it is integrated both up, down and laterally with the wider education system. There is close co-operation with a bilingual nursery from which children come into the school as well as with the senior schools the children go on to. Furthermore, there are regular visits to partner classes in Alsace in order to motivate the children through personal contact and to convert notions of the unknown stranger into those of the well-known friend. Franco-German leisure activities and holiday camps in an authentic learning environment provide a meaningful complement to the programme. Emphasis is also placed on obtaining positive publicity. The close co-operation with the Pädagogische Hochschule (College
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