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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
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■      Educational sector(s)
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■      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
We Speak 10 Languages

Period: June 2002–June 2003 A general class at a Viennese academic secondary school had a project to engage with the languages of non-German mother tongue students in order to make multilingualism visible at the school. Apart from the cognitive benefits of the project, it also fulfilled a social purpose, namely, to show why sometimes laughed-at mistakes occur and what significance interculturality takes on in the context of communication. As an introduction, the students designed colourful signs written in German and all the other languages spoken in the class; written under the title was "We speak ten languages in the 1c", and the signs were exhibited in the school building. Following this, the students described their relationship with their own languages, e.g. when, how often and in which form they use their languages. Mini language courses in Mandarin, Afrikaans, Polish, Slovak, Ta ...

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