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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Upcoming events

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Jul 2015
ECML training and consultancy for member States - “Enhancing Romani language education in schools in Europe" (QualiRom)
Venue: Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Jul 2015
Expert Meeting “Empowering language networks” (LACS)
Venue: ECML, Graz, Austria
Coordinator: Terry Lamb, FIPLV
Participants: project team


Jul 2015
Innovative Methodologies and Assessment in Language Learning, EU - ECML Cooperation Agreement 2014-2015
"Use of ICT in support of language teaching and learning (ICT-REV)" - national training workshop
Venue: Bourgas, Bulgaria
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Book of the month

Promoting plurilingualism - majority language in multilingual settings 

To show how plurilingualism can be fostered in majority language teaching (for example, the teaching of Spanish in Spain or Polish in Poland) in secondary schools, this publication offers concrete examples for teacher development and strategies for change management. This resource book is complemented by video classroom examples on the website. 

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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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