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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The Bridge/El puente
The project “The Bridge/El puente“ is a learning partnership between a Spanish class in the Karl Stingl Elementary School in Mödling, Austria and a German pilot class in the “Escuela Primaria Austria” in Mexico City.
The original Austrian project class has already graduated from elementary school. However, the project is being continued as a school partnership between the two institutions. Three classes are in close contact with each other. A third year class is using Skype to intensify these efforts. This class has been friends with the partner class in Mexico since their first school year.
Every week the participating classes exchanged electronic images for use in a daily calendar. This aimed to introduce the way of life and school routines of the children in the respective countries. There were regular Skype meetings during which the children could chat about a given topic, they co
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