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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
Basic E-Cultural and Linguistic Training for Work Experiences Abroad (Be-CuLT)

The project title BE-CuLT stems from “Basic E-Cultural and Linguistic Training”. It refers to a web-based tool for the cultural and linguistic support of trainees in the hotel and catering sector, leaving for a work experience abroad. The hotel and catering sector needs mobile young people with strong intercultural competency. As foreign languages, intercultural training and work experiences abroad are not (yet) integral part of the regular initial vocational training curricula in the hotel and catering professions all over Europe. Therefore, a complementary tool is needed to meet the specific learning environments, learning aims and didactic needs of inexperienced young learners in practice-based vocational training. The project developed an online learning tool which meets the following criteria: - It reproduces in a virtual world real work places in selected countries and companies wi ...

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