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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
Technical Language for Students with Non-German L1

Period: school years 1993/94–2002/03. The experiment to promote and develop technical language for students of a non-German mother tongue in the first classes of BFI Vienna business schools and the Academy of Commerce — which has now run successfully for 10 years — is based on the idea of teaching intercultural competence. "Intercultural competence" is the basis of successful communication and negotiation skills. For this, students need specialised language skills; intercultural learning should also provide specialised terminology in their native languages. In addition, the imparting of geographical, cultural, historical, political and economic knowledge is central. The programme is also intended to respond to the fact that Vienna has become a "melting pot", and that open borders have led to a changing population structure due to multicultural workforces in companies, different consumpti ...

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