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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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Multilingual Science and Music Teaching: Giving Linguistic Support with Special Attention to Pupils' Mother Tongues

Languages spoken by migrants are not invariably considered as assets in Austrian society – not even by the very migrants who speak them most of the time. This school’s project aims to support and enhance pupils’ first languages, in two first forms, in the subjects of biology, geography and music, by teaching subject-matter imparted in German in three additional languages: Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS), Turkish, and English. This is a noteworthy initiative: 87% of the youngsters who are the Cooperative Secondary School Selzergasse’s pupil intake have a migratory background – a high proportion, whose most frequently used first languages the school wishes to acknowledge and support in well-defined, specific ways. Many of the youngsters, when at home, make oral use of their mother tongues only: they are not literate in their first language (or first languages, as the case may be). The timet ...

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