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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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My Country is Your Holiday Destination

The aims of the project were to develop language skills needed for the communication in German despite cultural differences especially in the form of e-mail, personal contacts and during joint performances, get to know legends and regional tales, promote universal values during international contacts, awaken cognitive activities through self-gathering of materials and awaken creative activities during foreign language learning. The project was realised under Comenius programme and involved also Wurfelturmschule, Clegio Publico Santiago Ramon y Cajal and Escuela Oficial de Idiomas. In the first year of the project (2000) the presentation about Poland was prepared in German. It included an exhibition of project works, posters, folders and multimedia presentations. Next year was devoted to organisation of competitions about the knowledge of Germany and German language. And finally, the Fest ...

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