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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
Content Learning in Several Languages

This initiative focuses on promoting mother tongue teaching in Turkish, and in German as a second language, for primary school pupils. Six multilingual students of this Pädagogische Hochschule (University College of Education) developed a teaching concept, in the framework of an optional module called ‘Multilingualism in content teaching’, which they implemented with a group of Turkish children (of mixed ages ranging from 6 to 11 years), at a primary school in Feldkirch-Tosters. In the course of this initiative, the students and children read Turkish stories, sang Turkish children’s songs, and in content teaching the topics dealt with included electricity and cooking. The scheme aimed at giving an impetus to mother-tongue teaching in Feldkirch, as for many years there had not been any, for Turkish children. This initiative was a resounding success: it was possible to draw the attention o ...

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