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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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Field Studies with Realschule Secondary School Pupils and Student Teachers in the Target Language Country

This is a cooperation project between school and college. In this project the English language is used in preparing, carrying out and summarising a field study in Great Britain. The aim of this project for the students of the Realschule is concentrated on the use of the foreign language in a field of geographical contexts and contents and geographical methods to work on and solve problems of immediate interest in the country of the foreign language, whereas the students of the college concentrate on questions of teaching methods. The topics for the students are related to the Realschul Geography curriculum and include tourism studies, coastal protection schemes and questions on erosion, or farm studies. The participating students are ninth graders (15 – 16years). They take lessons at school in bilingual Geography – that is Geography in English – beginning in grade seven. The de ...

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