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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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The Joy of Speaking – Nenzing is Speaking More: A Community’s Overall Concept for Promoting Language and Equal Opportunity

The project “Sprachfreude – Nenzing spricht mehr“ (“The Joy of Speaking – Nenzing is Speaking More”) documents a community development project of the municipality Nenzing in Vorarlberg with approximately 6000 inhabitants. It includes five kindergartens, the Kinderhaus child-care facility, all primary schools in the municipality and 15 municipal institutions. The aim of the project is to provide sound language support to all children in Nenzing from birth until they are of primary school age. The project centres on promoting German as the language of education and as a second language, the sensitive treatment of the first language (above all Turkish) and the teaching of English to all children. The municipality has come up with a comprehensive concept with various offerings: to promote language development in children under the age of three, a brochure entitled “Sprich mit mir und hör m ...

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