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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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   ECML conference
   10-11 December 2015

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Upcoming events

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Feb 2016
"Relating Language Examinations to the Common European Reference Levels of Language Proficiency: Promoting Quality Assurance in Education and Facilitating Mobility" (RELANG )
Innovative Methodologies and Assessment in Language Learning, ECML-EC Cooperation Agreement 2015-2016
Venue: Floriana, Malta
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Feb 2016
"Learning environments where foreign languages flourish"
Expert meeting
Venue: ECML, Graz, Austria
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Feb 2016
"Action research communities for language teachers"
Expert meeting
Venue: ECML, Graz, 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 as the interface between the Council of Europe and the Austrian authorities.

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