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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
Smart Tools for Individualized Learning

This project demonstrates how Web 2.0 technologies are effectively being used in higher education to optimise language learning. It describes how students’ individual needs, learning styles and pace are taken into account in the language courses being taught at the FH Burgenland (University of Applied Sciences Burgenland), and how online media can be used as a flexible tool kit to enhance learning and teaching. The target group involved are students, English teachers and teachers of other foreign languages. The project consisted of three phases: phase 1 focused on developing a new English curriculum for two study programmes at Master’s level. The previous standardised curriculum based on preparing students for the BEC Higher exam was discarded in favour of a more personalized course design. Self-directed learning (SDL) was introduced in the online phases, meaning that students could ind ...

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