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ECML Programme - Programme 2016-2019

Action research communities for language teachers

The goal of action research communities for language teachers is to contribute towards quality enhancement in the language classroom through the application of action research approaches. This will be achieved by tapping into existing networks with a view to creating new learning communities, which can be replicated across ECML member states. Read more

Working languages of the project: English, German
Project term: 2016-2018

Who will benefit from the project?

Teachers are at the heart of the quality process in the language learning classroom. This project will support teachers in European classrooms in using action research as an essential tool for the development of reflective classroom practice highlighting ways in which teachers can enhance their self-confidence and professionalism.
This in turn will improve the quality of their teaching and at the same time strengthen teacher confidence.

Envisaged outputs

  • Guidelines for action research and for networking strategies towards quality enhancement in language teaching;
  • A practical guide to action research for teachers and teacher educators based on experiences from the ECML countries;
  • Piloted models of trialled course units: format for training units to improve classroom practice through linking quality strategies to practical action research approaches (brochure including checklist and reflection);
  • A set of success stories in several languages;
  • Online platform with a bank of resources, including key documentation, and didactic materials.

Envisaged outcomes

  • The adoption of an action-research based approach to language methodologies;
  • Increased co-operation between classrooms practice and academic expertise;
  • Positive impact on language education in classrooms through professional networks and peer support.

This is a project of the European Centre for Modern Languages within its "Languages at the heart of learning" programme 2016-2019.

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Project news

05.01.2017
Just published: European Language Gazette no. 35 (December 2016)

13.12.2016
Action Research Communities for Language Teachers workshop (Graz, 10-11 November 2016): workshop news

29.11.2016
Workshop for teachers of German teachers - “Teaching about the culture of a target-country language in the language classroom: Austria” (Hermannstadt/Sibiu, Romania, 20-22 October 2016)


Latest articles

05.01.2017
Just published: European Language Gazette no. 35 (December 2016)

13.12.2016
Action Research Communities for Language Teachers workshop (Graz, 10-11 November 2016): workshop news

29.11.2016
Workshop for teachers of German teachers - “Teaching about the culture of a target-country language in the language classroom: Austria” (Hermannstadt/Sibiu, Romania, 20-22 October 2016)


Events


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25-26

Feb 2016
"Action research communities for language teachers"
Expert meeting
Venue: ECML, Graz, Austria
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Apr 2016
Enhancing Teacher Education through European Centre for Modern Languages Projects - "PluriMobil - Plurilingual and intercultural learning through mobility" - "Towards a Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Teachers - Action Research Communities for Language Teachers"
ECML participation in an external event
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Oct 2016
Workshop on "Action Research to enhance intercultural learning in the German classroom"/"Aktionsforschung zum interkulturellen Lernen im Deutschunterricht"
Expert mission in the framework of the project on “Action research communities for language teachers"
Venue: Zentrum für Lehrerfortbildung in deutscher Sprache, Sibiu/Hermannstadt, Romania
Address: Turismului 15, 550020 Sibiu, Rumänien
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Nov 2016
"Action research communities for language teachers”
Preparatory meeting of Workshop 1/2016
Venue: ECML, Graz, Austria
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10-11

Nov 2016
“Action research communities for language teachers”
Workshop 1/2016
Venue: ECML, Graz, Austria
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Apr 2017
"Action research communities for language teachers"
Expert Meeting
Venue: ECML, Graz, Austria
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9-10

Nov 2017
"Action research communities for language teachers"
Expert meeting
Venue: ECML, Graz, Austria
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Feb 2018 "Action research communities for language teachers"
Network meeting
Venue: ECML, Graz, Austria
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Jun 2018 "Action research communities for language teachers"
Expert Meeting
Venue: ECML, Graz, Austria
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