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Language skills for successful subject learning: CEFR-linked descriptors for mathematics and history/civics
Marita Härmälä, Paula Lee Kristmanson, Eli Moe, José Pascoal, Meiluté Ramoniené

Publication year: 2015

These resources highlight challenges for young learners in subject classes where the language of instruction is not their first language. The focus is on minimum language standards in history/civics and mathematics for learners aged 12/13 and 15/16. The language descriptors are linked to CEFR levels A2, B1 and B2 and available in six languages.


Languages: English, French

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A pluriliteracies approach to teaching for learning
Do Coyle, Ana Halbach, Oliver Meyer, Kevin Schuck, Teresa Ting

Publication year: 2015

A pluriliteracies approach builds on CLIL approaches to help learners become better meaning-makers, who can draw on content knowledge to communicate successfully across languages, disciplines and cultures. In this way it promotes deep learning and helps develop responsible, global citizens.


Languages: English, German

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Collaborative Community Approach to Migrant Education: A virtual open course for educators
Ruth Garcia Carrasco, Vicky Macleroy, Roula Tsokalidou, Andrea Young

Publication year: 2015

The resources offer innovative ways to enhance young migrants’ education by developing links between schools, the home and local partners in education. This educational joint venture develops the learners’ skills in the language of schooling as well as their plurilingual competences.


Languages: English, French

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ECML inventory of ICT tools and open educational resources
Martina Emke, Pauline Ernest, Aline Germain-Rutherford, Regine Hampel, Sarah Heiser, Joseph Hopkins, Mateusz-Milan Stanojevic, Ursula Stickler

Publication year: 2015

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.

Languages: English

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Empowering language networks: Tools for mediating ECML resources
Nadezhda Doychinova, Sigurborg Jónsdóttir, Terry Lamb, Daniel Xerri

Publication year: 2015

The LACS network mediates between ECML projects and language teacher associations and other networks at regional and national levels. Its purpose is to raise awareness of existing ECML projects and resources, and to motivate teachers and others involved in language education to adapt these to their local environment, in order to facilitate widespread impact on learning and teaching.


Languages: English, German

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A European learning network for professionals supporting work-related second language development
Alexander Braddell, Matilde Grünhage-Monetti, María Teresa Hernández García, Florence Mourlhon-Dallies

Publication year: 2015

Language for Work is a European learning network for professionals teaching the language of the host country to migrants and ethnic minorities in work-related contexts. The network helps members share and develop their practice.

Languages: English, French

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Teaching the language of schooling in the context of diversity: Study materials for teacher development
Nathalie Auger, Eija Aalto, Andrea Abel, Dagmar Gilly, Auli Kotimäki, Katja Schnitzer, Joël Thibeault

Publication year: 2015

The study materials focus on teacher education for the language of schooling (e.g. French in France, Polish in Poland). They draw on the linguistic and cultural diversity in the classroom for the benefit of all learners.

Languages: English, French, German

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European portfolio for pre-primary educators: The plurilingual and intercultural dimension
Catherine Carré- Karlinger, Francis Goullier, Natalia Orlova, Maria Roussi

Publication year: 2015

This portfolio is designed for educators and teachers in the pre-primary sector, either in initial or in-service training. It encourages personal reflection on the professional skills related to the linguistic and intercultural dimension of working with children.

Languages: English, French, German

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ECML publications for plurilingual and intercultural education in use: Tools and ideas for dissemination
Gerard Doetjes, Marita Gareis, Ulrike Haslinger, Evelyne Pochon-Berger

Publication year: 2015

The resources promote better recognition and wider use of ECML publications for plurilingual and intercultural education and provide strategies for the implementation of the publications in the member states.

Languages: English

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Towards whole-school language curricula: Examples of practice in schools
Elisabeth Allgäuer- Hackl, Ute Henning, Joachim Schlabach, Kristin Brogan, Britta Hufeisen

Publication year: 2015

The resources provide tools which help to clarify, develop and implement plurilingual, intercultural and inclusive whole-school policies in different contexts in ECML member states.

Languages: English, German

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Plurilingual and intercultural learning through mobility: Practical resources for teachers and teacher trainers
Lukas Bleichenbacher , Kristin Brogan, Josephine Cole, Anna Czura, Mirjam Egli Cuenat, Katharina Höchle Meier, Chantal Muller, Anna Szczepanska, Barbara Wolfer

Publication year: 2015

PluriMobil is a teaching tool that offers activities and materials to support the plurilingual and intercultural learning of students for the phases before, during and after a mobility activity. This tool can be adapted to multiple mobility projects across all educational levels.

Languages: English, French

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Sign languages and the Common European Framework of References for Languages: Descriptors and approaches to assessment
Tobias Haug, Lorraine Leeson, Christian Rathmann, Beppie Van den Bogaerde

Publication year: 2015

This resource establishes European standards for sign languages for professional purposes in line with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and provides an overview of assessment descriptors and approaches.

Languages: English, Czech, English

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Plurilingual and intercultural competences: Descriptors and teaching materials
Michel Candelier, Anna Maria Curci, Petra Daryai-Hansen, Jean-François de Pietro, Ildikó Lőrincz, Danièle Moore, Anna Schröder-Sura

Publication year: 2015

FREPA National Networks disseminate the tools developed within the Framework of Reference for Pluralistic Approaches to Languages and Cultures (FREPA/CARAP) to support plurilingual and intercultural education at all levels.

Languages: English, French

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Involving parents in plurilingual and intercultural education: Resources and examples of practice
Stéphanie Clerc, Anna Maria Curci, Brigitte Gerber, Xavier Pascual Calvo

Publication year: 2015

A resource website to inform parents and educational practitioners about the cognitive and social benefits of parental involvement in plurilingual and intercultural education.

Languages: English, French

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Glossary – ECML programme 2008-2011 Empowering language professionals” | Centre européen pour les langues vivantes (CELV) du Conseil de l’Europe, Glossaire – Programme 2008-2011 du CELV “Valoriser les professionnels en langues” | Europäisches Fremdsprache
ECML / CELV

Publication year: 2013

2008-2011 programme of activities of the ECML “Empowering language professionals: competences – networks – impact – quality”: Glossary of English, French and German terms, definitions applying to the individual project contexts, examples and references, and comments.

Languages: English, English

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Regional/Minority Languages in bi-/plurilingual education: Languages from near and far
Piero Aguettaz, Marisa Cavalli, Claude Cortier, James Costa, Diane Dagenais, Alain Di Meglio, Patricia Lambert, Martine Le Besnerais, Danièle Moore, Cécile Sabatier, Manuel Tost Planet

Publication year: 2012

Based on European objectives to favour linguistic diversity and plurilingual and pluricultural education, the publication presents pilotedmaterials, activities and didactic tools. These are related to a theoretical framework which creates links between dominant languages and minority or regional languages in Europe and beyond. A teaching kit also offers a collection of practical examples and recommendations for policy-makers in the area of education.

Languages: French

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CARAP/FREPA - A Framework of Reference for Pluralistic Approaches
Antoinette Camilleri Grima, Michel Candelier, Véronique Castellotti, Jean-François de Pietro, Ildikó Lőrincz, Franz-Joseph Meißner, Muriel Molinié, Artur Noguerol, Anna Schröder-Sura

Publication year: 2012

This publication opens ways for implementing pluralistic approaches in classrooms in order to develop the plurilingual and intercultural competences of learners of all subjects.

Languages: English, French, Arabic, Spanish, German, Italian

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Guidelines for task-based university language testing
Catherine Chouissa, Stefania Dugovicova, Johann Fischer, Anu Virkkunen-Fullenwider

Publication year: 2012

The publication explains how languages for specific purposes (LSP) can be tested in the university context using a task-based approach. It shows how such an approach to language testing can be used in various settings and how task-based language tests are devised and administered.

Languages: English, French

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Promoting plurilingualism - majority language in multilingual settings
Eija Aalto, Andrea Abel, Tatjana Atanasoska, Klaus-Börge Boeckmann, Terry Lamb

Publication year: 2011

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.

Languages: English, German

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Plurilingualism and pluriculturalism in content-based teaching: A training kit
Mercè Bernaus, Áine Furlong, Sofie Jonckheere, Martine Kervran

Publication year: 2011

The training kit shows in which way the languages and cultures present in the classroom can be developed as a cross-curricular resource at primary and secondary level. It offers twenty-six contentbased didactic units in English,
French and Spanish to be used in classrooms.


Languages: English, French

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