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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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International Writing Partnerships

The main objective of the project is the promotion of writing competence in the mother tongue and in foreign languages, of teaching skills as well as intercultural learning. Expanding usual language tandems, ISP (International Writing Partnerships) are formed by two students with a different linguistic and cultural background. They are supported by a student of the teaching degree programme “Deutsch und Englisch” (German and English). The writing partners produce texts which are study-related as well as job-related and work on reflective tasks in the form of a portfolio. During the regular meetings the two language learners give feedback to each other on the created texts. The future teacher involved accompanies the writing processes by providing advice and gains thus valuable experience in the field of teaching writing skills. In order to arrange the students’ different cultural langu ...

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