The Foundation Tempus has awarded European Language Labels for the first time this year for innovative and creative initiatives in the field of teaching and learning languages. Eleven Labels and nineteen Certificates of Honour were awarded at the ceremony that took place at the Foundation Tempus’ Info Centre in Belgrade.
The European Language Label (ELL) is an award whose aim is to highlight and reward innovative and creative initiatives in the field of language teaching and learning. It also functions as a stimulus to uncover and disseminate results of such initiatives, while promoting public interest in improving language skills. The winners of the Label get a certificate signed by the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, and the Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia.
The European Language Label was introduced in 1999 at European level and has been part of Erasmus+, the largest European programme in the field of education, since 2014. As of this year, institutions and individuals from Serbia can also participate in the competition. To be eligible, projects within this year’s call had to target one of the foreign languages learnt at schools in Serbia – English, German, French, Russian, Spanish, or Italian.
The European Language Label award ceremony was organised on 26 September for the European Day of Languages.
The competition was implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Institute for the Improvement of Education, French Institute, Goethe Institute, Italian Cultural Institute, Cervantes Institute and British Council.
Projects awarded the European Language Label or Certificate of Honour will be published on the Foundation Tempus’ website as examples of good practice.
The following projects have been awarded the European Language Label:
Quiero conocerte – Anela Milin and Vesna Bjelić, Žarko Zrenjanin Primary School, Zrenjanin
Skype with Serbia! – Biljana Višnjić, France Prešern Primary School, Belgrade
Discovering Science – Ivana Pušica, Svetislav Golubović Mitraljeta Primary School, Batajnica
Dare to Be Different – Jasmina Milićević, Olga Milošević Primary School, Smederevska Palanka
Language Lab – Maja Hadžić, Vasa Čarapić Primary School, Beli potok, Belgrade
Multilingual approach in teaching foreign language – Marija Stanojević Veselinović, Pingpong – German Language and Literature Association, Jagodina
Riscoprire le proprie radici storiche per capire meglio il presente – Marina Stanojlović Mirčić, Ljuba Nešić Primary School, Zaječar
Međunarodni letnji jezički kamp gradova pobratima – Milena Aleksić, Laza Kostić Grammar School, Novi Sad
In the Footsteps of Leonardo da Vinci – Natalia Rekić Muci, Hunyadi János Primary School, Čantavir
Le français en chantant – Senka Stojanov, Sonja Marinković Primary School, Novi Sad
Multi/most – Tatjana Krstić, 23. Oktobar Primary School, Sremski Karlovci