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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
Electronic Sign Language Course

Participating institutions and people: a team from the Centre for Sign Language and the Deaf (ZGH) at the University of Klagenfurt (7 deaf and 4 hearing); Ailec IT company (4 people for programming). The total effort amounted to 2350 hours. For information about the centre, visit the homepage . Involved languages: Austrian sign language (ASL) as the target language and partly as the language of instruction, with German being the other language of instruction. Project objective/s: The aim of the project was the development of a multimedia CD-ROM for a beginners course in ASL at the ZGH. This is the first electronic course in ASL. The CD-ROM is designed primarily for use as a companion to classroom course material, but is within certain limits also available for private study. The target group is ASL students as well as deaf and hearing individuals who are interested ...

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