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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
DACHL-Lieder-Wettbewerb German Song Contest

The aim of the project is to promote German through songs, expanding children’s and youth’s linguistic knowledge and skills, making them interested in the culture of German speaking countries, and shaping the attitudes of openness, interest and tolerance for other nations and cultures. The contest forms a part of statutory activity of the Warsaw Division of the Polish Association of German Teachers, which includes initiating activities aimed at the promotion of teaching and learning of German. The contest has been organised since 2011 for three age groups: primary school pupils, and for lower and upper secondary school students. The division into groups has been introduced for the reasons related to different levels of linguistic proficiency and social maturity. Pupils and students coming from different circles can participate in German song contest. They can perform solo or in groups, ...

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