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Innovative methodologies and assessment in language learning

A Cooperation agreement between the European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe and the DG Education and Culture of the European Commission.

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Jan 2017
Towards a Common European Framework of Reference for language teachers
Expert meeting
ECML, Graz, Austria
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Feb 2017
Learning environments where foreign languages flourish
Expert meeting
Venue: ECML, Graz, Austria
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Feb 2017
Innovative methodologies and assessment in language learning, EU – ECML cooperation agreement 2016-2017
Relating language curricula, tests and examinations to the Common European Framework of Reference (RELANG): national training workshop
Athens, Greece
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Feb 2017
Meeting of foreign language teachers’ methods group leaders – Introduction to the ECML project “Use of ICT in support of language learning and teaching (ICT-REV)”
National support event
Venue: Riga, Latvia
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Feb 2017
"Developing language awareness in subject classes"
Expert Meeting
Venue: ECML, Graz, Austria
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Inventory of ICT tools and open educational resources


Language education is an area where open-access resources, online courses, virtual classrooms and social networks are being increasingly used to give learners access to information, promote interaction and communication, and enhance digital literacy skills. Language professionals need to know not only how to use these tools but how to review them according to pedagogical criteria.


  • Web inventory of online, interactive materials with search engine filtering tools according to language skills, type of interaction, pedagogical functions, etc.
  • MOODLE workspace for learning more about using online tools in the classroom.

Target users: teachers and teacher trainers, language policy makers, multipliers.

Authors: Mateusz-Milan Stanojevic, Martina Emke, Pauline Ernest, Ursula Stickler, Joseph Hopkins, Aline Germain-Rutherford, Sarah Heiser, Regine Hampel.

Languages: English, French.

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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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