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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A week immersed in German in Altenmarkt
Objectives: As a way of practicing and developing the language skills acquired during the first 3 years of immersion classes, each year pupils from the two 3rd form immersion classes travel to Austria to spend a week completely immersed in German.
Teaching method: With pupils having in principle acquired the language skills necessary for spending a week in a German-speaking country, all activities and visits take place in the language of Goethe. Even when not on visits, teachers only speak German and pupils are required to do the same when speaking with each other. In a nutshell, this week represents an opportunity for them to develop their communication skills ("listening" and "speaking"). As regards their "reading" and "writing" skills, they are required to keep a journal, in which they note down information about the places they have visited, their history, etc. Preparing this journ
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