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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

DeutschMobil is an innovative educational project promoting the German language and culture to pupils. From key cities across France, German teaching assistants travel out to primary and secondary schools, at the wheel of a van called DeutschMobil. They introduce their language and culture to pupils choosing their first or second foreign language with entertaining, informative and interactive methods in order to motivate them in learning German (Quiz, games, music etc.) This pioneering project was conceived at Montpellier’s Maison de Heidelberg in the year 2000. Founding director Kurt Brenner enlisted the help of trusted partners such as Mercedes-Benz and the Robert Bosch Stiftung to launch the project, and support it over time. The objective was to reverse the decline in the number of students choosing German as a foreign language, and support French-German relations into the future. ...

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