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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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Emil - Linguistic and Integration Project at the Multi-Ethnic School Hermodsdalsskolan, Malmö

Hermodsdalsskolan in Malmoe is a comprehensive school that currently has seven hundred pupils aged between 6 and 16 years old. It has a growing number of pupils who have an increasing variety and complexity of needs, especially linguistic ones. Almost 80 percent of the pupils in the school have non-Swedish background. Pupils in the classes come from a range of educational and social backgrounds; more than fifteen different mother tongues are spoken in each class. It was presumed that dealing with Swedish culture and tradition within the topic that is closely related to the children’s everyday experience may enhance their learning of the Swedish language. It was believed that coming into contact with Swedish culture would be an important step towards their integration into society. Astrid Lindgren is a best-selling Swedish writer of children books. She has written a number of articles on ...

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