European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe

The ECML is a unique institution whose mission is to encourage excellence and innovation in language teaching and to help Europeans learn languages more efficiently. Our vision: A Europe committed to linguistic and cultural diversity... Find out more about the ECML


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European Day of Languages

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Learning through languages

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All ECML publications can be downloaded for free.
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European Language Portfolio

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Upcoming events

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Oct 2015
Statutory Meeting
61st meeting of the Enlarged Bureau of the Governing Board


Oct 2015
Statutory Meeting
24th meeting of the Governing Board


Nov 2015
Expert Mission: Presentation of the ECML project "European Portfolio for Student Teachers of Pre-Primary Education" (Préélémentaire) at the conference "6. ÖGSD-Tagung"
Venue: University of Salzburg, Austria
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Austria: host country of the ECML

To support the work of the ECML the host country has established the Austrian Association of the ECML, which operates at the interface between the Council of Europe and the Austrian authorities.

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