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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
Intercultural Education at Nursery School

Project Objectives: (1) Support of children, parents and the nursery school teams by means of examining the multicultural structure of the group, in order to enable a respectful and equal living together in the kindergarten, (2) Supporting the family language of the children as a precondition to the acquisition of a second language, (3)Sensitization of the kindergarten team for multilingual groups as well as utilizing this resource as an enhancement of the language competence of all children, (4) Language impulses by means of holistic programs, (5) Make the languages of all children of one group visible, audible and tangible, (6) Supporting second language acquisition. Project Description: The project of the Lower Austrian Provincial Government aims to support children and kindergarten teams at work in a multicultural group setting and to integrate parents into this work. This exte ...

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