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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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Czech-German Language Animation - Educational Courses for Language Animators

Courses for language animators are organised by the TANDEM Coordinating Centre of Youth Exchanges with a view to deepening intercultural communication between young people and improving their language skills. The project endeavours, through animation, to break down young people's communication barriers when communicating in a foreign language. Those interested in mastering mediation in a foreign language (in this case, German) with the help of language animation are schooled in two types of course. Since 2003 educational courses have been organised for new language animators and additionally further education courses for trained language animators. Language animation is a game-based method that dissipates fear of speaking and making mistakes, helps boost students' confidence to use a foreign language in general communication and also activates any knowledge of the German language that ...

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