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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
Bilingual Education School for Mutual Understanding

After a 1-year planning and consultation phase, the project of bilingual class was started in September 2008 supported by the interests of the Czech parents and bilingual Czech-German families. The project orientation was based on the German educational work "Tinto blue" and "Tinto green", but the official project DAZ incorporated also the guidelines for the literacy of the Czech mother tongue and culture. The project is oriented into the children either from bilingual Czech-German families or German families living in the Czech Republic. Part of the pupils is of Czech nationality. In the planning stage teacher training held in this area: lecturers from Hamburg teacher training institute travelled to Prague for several days, then Prague German colleagues travelled to Hamburg to job-shadowing. Education in German starts at the early beginning of the school education with two German lesson ...

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