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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Dec 2015
ECML workshop presenting results of its “Learning through languages” programme 2012-2015
Venue: ECML, Graz, Austria
Presenters: project coordinators of the ECML’s programme 2012-2015
Participants: ECML national contact points
Working languages: English and French, with simultaneous interpretation

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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 as the interface between the Council of Europe and the Austrian authorities.

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