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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
LiBRe – Little Bookworm Reading Club

Little Bookworm Reading Club targets the improvement of reading skills and reading motivation of primary school children with multilingual backgrounds in the target language English. The club addresses to children for whom English is already the second foreign language since a language other than German is spoken in their families. The club ties in with the results of the IGLU study of 2006 in which the coherence of social origin, migration background and low reading skills were detected. As a counteraction the children are supposed to experience early learning success and develop the confidence to open up new spheres of life via English children books. In April 2011 the reading club was introduced in fourth grade at Walther Hartmann Schule in Remscheid. The participating children (with six different mother tongues) read authentic English texts which student teachers chose and adapted. T ...

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