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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
Speak with Each Other, Understand Each Other - Brochure for Doctors and Patients

At the two-year School for Medical Administration at the St. Josef Education and Training Centre in Salzburg, a multilingual brochure was created based on reports on the difficulties in understanding patients with a migration background in medical practices and the fact that many people whose native language is not German need medical treatment in Salzburg, a popular tourist destination. The brochure contains the most important phrases for patients and medical staff in four languages (German, English, Turkish and Croatian) and should make daily interactions in the area of medicine easier on both sides. In the lessons, the most important phrases for linguistic interaction in medical practices or in hospitals were collected and organised into categories such as “patient admissions” or “medication” and finally translated into other languages. The Turkish students used their native language ...

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