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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
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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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The Amme Project

In October 1998, Gleisdorf secondary school II (ages: 10-14) played host to guest students from Norway for 14 days. During this time, a joint project "Amme" (nurse) was prepared. Two fairy tales, one from Norway and one from the German-speaking world, were examined for shared features and differences. The stories were adapted as a play and rehearsed by the theatre group. Norwegian scenes followed German scenes, while a musical dance interlude in the middle of the play depicted the problem of outsiders, giving the audience food for thought. In the Norwegian fairy tale, the outsider is called Askeladden ("ash lad"), while in the Golden Goose he is the simpleton. Both have different ways of solving their problems and achieving their goal of marrying the princess: the first through kindness, the other through thirst for knowledge. For seven days, seven workgroups prepared to stage the Norweg ...

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