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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
Project description „you are from here and from somewhere else“

Language is one of the basic conditions of human existence. In the „Bildungsgarten“ it is essential for us to both systematically promote and sustain a process, starting in the earliest stages of childhood. Language is important for children in two ways: as a medium that helps determine and name individual experiences, and as a medium of interpersonal communication. Children growing up in two cultures need full bilingualism to develop a bicultural identity. This development enables them to feel at home in both cultures—they are able to assimilate all kinds of situations in life and handle them easily. For example, they learn that their rules at home differ from those we have in the “Bildungsgarten” (gender roles are experienced differently etc.). Our challenge is to sensitively support a child’s language development based on their individual progress. Children don’t learn language ...

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Number of countries with at least one validated label in the database (for each year)

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