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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
Life Perspectives. Practised (Career) Orientation

The Kooperative Mittelschule (Cooperative Middle School) in the Währing district of Vienna, with pupils from more than 30 different countries, has been launching a wide variety of initiatives over the last six years that deal with the theme of “Identity – Interculturalism – Integration”. The goal of these initiatives is to use the pupils’ potentials, to promote their native languages, to raise awareness of the value of multilingualism and to develop intercultural skills and equal opportunities in the pupils’ educational careers. The “Life Perspectives” project is another cornerstone in an impressive array of excellent projects. The pupils of the 7th and 8th classes (12-14 years old) have been putting a lot of effort into getting ready for the world of work, while at the same time always keeping the theme of the school in mind and in dialogue with their parents, teachers, experts in the f ...

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