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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
German Language Immersion Learning

Target audience: introduced into the secondary school in 1999, immersion in German targets all years of the immersion section, from the 1st form to the 6th form. Immersion is voluntary. The project: The Institut Saint-Joseph offers total immersion in German (11 hours a week) for all six years at secondary school. Immersion is rounded off by exchanges with schools in Germany and in Belgium's German-speaking Community, giving participating pupils the opportunity of practicing German in direct contact with German pupils and of finding out more about another country and a different culture. Subjects such as theatre, history or geography are taught in the target language. Teachers speak to pupils exclusively in German, whether in class, on the way to classes, outside classes and outside the school. They use all means available to makes themselves understood without having to come up wit ...

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