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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
Mulingula (Multilingual Reading Activities)

Research in the field of reading skills proves the importance of positive reading role models in the family for a successful reading socialization. Children with a migration background often have only little pre-school experience with written culture and show a weaker performance of reading skills in particular. This is what the Mulingula project uses as a starting point: reading interests, reading motivation and literary knowledge are to be built up by the access to books in the respective mother tongue. The children are read to in linguistically homogeneous groups (Russian, Romany, Polish or Arabic) once a week. These lessons are integrated in the regular timetable. Talking about what was read, scenic plays and borrowing the books are accompanying activities. The aim of the project is the development of a vivid reading culture correspondent to the linguistic diversity at the school. ...

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