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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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Fostering the Second Foreign Language

For the second-language classes, teachers are exchanged between the French and German departments. In this approach, the second language is taught by a "native speaker". For the children, this provides an invaluable advantage, as the second-language teacher will make very little use of the native language of the pupils, but will understand it. In addition, language workshops held in the first or second language have been introduced. For each cycle, a handicraft, drawing or cooking etc. activity is planned for one afternoon a week. The pupils are divided into mixed language groups, from all classes in the level. The groups rotate every week. Each participating teacher takes the workshop in her native language. In nursery school, there is an exchange once a week between the teachers in the two language departments. They instruct the children in an activity again using their mother tongue. ...

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