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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
The Multilingual Side of Bergheidengasse

Under the new curriculum for educational establishments for the commercial professions from 1993/94, this school (age group: 15-19) has opted, among other things, for foreign languages and business studies. The curriculum allows schools to determine themselves what subjects are to be obligatory and so create their own school profile. This school has accordingly been developing a profile based on foreign languages, the Fremdsprachenprofil Bergheidengasse, since 1993/94. Aim and content: the opportunities offered by an independent school profile have for the first time been utilised to ensure, by incorporating supplementary business and foreign-language qualifications in a consistent, pedagogically coordinated manner, the qualitative enhancement and internationalisation of vocational training as demanded of schools by various sectors (education policy-makers, the business world and the me ...

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