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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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Gentle Language Development - Early Language Acquisition Program of the Nursery School “Habakukk for Children”

The "Gentle Language Development" program has been worked out by teachers of our nursery school. The program has been first applied for German, and since 2002 also for the English language. The objectives of our early language acquisition program are to make children realize the existence of foreign languages, to create their positive attitude towards a foreign language and to prepare the future reception of the language. We aim to make the children to consider the foreign language as a communication tool. We want them to acquire the basic vocabulary and simple linguistic structures based on an oral approach, and we would like to develop their communicative skills. We also would like to develop the personality of the children through developing their foreign language skills. The focus of Gentle Language Development is on speaking, doing, demonstrating, making feel and making experience. ...

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