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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
Hungarian Sign Language Specialization

Providing equal chances for deaf people has been in the focus in recent years in Hungary as well, thus provisions for reducing discrimination and securing info-communication accessibility have come to the front. To complete this process, a 4 semester, 50 credit sign language specialization was launched in September 2009 at the Faculty of Arts of Eötvös Lóránd University where BA/BSc level students can learn about the sign language and culture of Hungarian sign language and deaf culture. The specialization gives a chance for deaf and hearing students to acquire university level knowledge about the sign language and culture of the Hungarian deaf community, which is the third biggest language and cultural minority in Hungary. Besides, the programme greatly contributes to the implementation of the provisions related to the language use rights of the deaf. These rights are denominated in - in ...

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