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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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Start Talking, Start Living

A counselling centre for immigrants in Spittal has been part of the abovementioned organisation since the end of 2009. In the “Start Talking, Start Living” project, the counselling of immigrants is combined with an easily accessible range of language courses. Women, who, on account of their personal background (for example, traumatised women), their social or economic situation (for example, due to course fees) or other reasons, have not been able to take advantage of the usual range of German language courses, are provided with instruction in German as a second language in one-to-one instruction or small groups using a variety of methods and materials. This safe environment allows teachers to adjust their teaching to the particular needs and psychosocial situation of learners. The main focuses of the project are literacy, breaking down fears about language learning, establishing first s ...

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