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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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First Aid in Czech - Czech Language for First Aid and Ambulance Workers

Austria’s frontier with the Czech Republic being so close, Lower Austrian ambulance workers have frequently been faced (and are being faced) with injured people who are Czech citizens. In cross-border training and simulated exercises as well as in real life operations, language competence is a decisive factor. For that reason, the Centre of Language Competence of Lower Austria, in cooperation with the Lower Austrian branch of the Red Cross, has conceived and developed a series of language courses adapted to the needs of first aid and ambulance workers in this border region. The result is a course in the Czech language for special purposes, plus, as a further option, a number of informal, autonomous offers of tuition. The course in the Czech language for special purposes includes 30 teaching units, with 10 to 15 persons as a minimum number of participants. A special course book was develo ...

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