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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
Dutch Learning Through Immersion

Started in 2000, this project aims to gradually set up an immersion in Dutch cycle for children from the age of five to twelve. The aim of immersion is to ‘plunge’ learners into a language, teaching all programme elements in the target language. The objective is to get the children up to nearly the same level of competence in Dutch as Dutch-speaking children of the same age by the time they are twelve years old. Apart from the lessons, the school also organises activities aimed at providing insights into another culture and its different accents. Examples include a trip to a Dutch farm, a visit to the Asterix exhibition in Tongres, a weekend in the Flemish region, field trips to Bruges and a visit to Maastricht. With the children attending this school coming from underprivileged sections of the population, immersion classes also play a role in social emancipation. Outside the school, pup ...

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