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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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Functional Bilingualism at the French and German Section of the Natural Science Programme

Hvitfeldtska upper secondary school received the award The European Language Label for enabling students at the natural science programme to become functionally bilingual in French or German. The goal is a level of knowledge good enough for work or studies in the target country. According to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages this means B2/C1. Functional bilingualism is achieved by promoting contact and exchange with schools abroad, adding a global perspective to all teaching and by using CLIL (content and language integrated learning) i.e. teaching several subjects in the target language. The school also has a close cooperation with Gothenburg University, where the students are able to earn 15 credit points of French or German while they are still students at the upper secondary school. This emphasis on languages makes the students well prepared to use the langu ...

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