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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
Bilingual School and Pre-School

“Vittra Rösjötorp receives the award for successfully creating a bilingual preschool and school up to 5th grade. The approach is well established among the staff, who shares the ambition to make the students bilingual in English and Swedish. English is introduced already to the one year old children since there is one English speaking teacher at the preschool. Any linguistic barriers are to be overcome using images and body language. It is clear that the good leadership at the school benefits both staff and pupils. Another positive aspect is the fact that the school is actively working to take advantage of the student diversity, where about 30 different cultures and languages are represented.” By teaching children to take responsibility for their actions and have the courage to stand up for their opinions, the school wants to improve the conditions for a humane and safe society. By payin ...

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