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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
Real-Life Plurilingualism at Ganztagsvolksschule Europaschule

This initiative is a model of best practice for schools with classes that are linguistically and culturally heterogeneous. With European partners, this school carries out European Union projects, where mother tongues and pupils’ cultures of origin play an important part. The school also cooperates with local institutions such as the Islamic-Arabic kindergarten called Mekka, the mosques in the same borough of Vienna, and the local Mutter-Kind-Heim (a centre for mothers and their children). Together with these, educational events and educational advice are offered for mothers/parents, in various different languages. Once a month, a Kulturcafé for parents and interested teachers takes place. To promote language learning and a content-oriented coming to terms with topics relevant to integration, a multilingual ‘Parents’ Magazine’ is produced. In a project called Balu und Du, students from Pä ...

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