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This section contains all publications produced to date by the ECML. The publications can  be downloaded free of charge in pdf format from the 'details' page of each publication.
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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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Inventory of ICT tools and open educational resources / Inventaire d’outils TIC et de ressources éducatives ouvertes
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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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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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, German

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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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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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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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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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Using the European Portfolio for Student Teachers of Languages (EPOSTL)
Anne-Brit Fenner, Barry Jones, David Newby

Publication year: 2011

Complementing the ECML publication European Portfolio for Student Teachers of Languages (EPOSTL) a set of tools is available to facilitate the implementation of the EPOSTL in teacher education.

Languages: English, Arabic

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CLIL-LOTE-START – Content and language integrated learning for languages other than English – Getting started!: Information brochure and interactive web portal: Case example German as a foreign language
Katalin Árkossy, Clarisse Costa Afonso, Kim Haataja, Rolf Kruczinna

Publication year: 2011

The publication provides insights into different forms and ways of putting into practice content and language integrated learning (CLIL) in primary and secondary education, pre- and in-service teacher education, as well as in the field of research and school development. It promotes the CLIL approach to a wider target public, beyond the area of specialists.

Languages: German, English

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QualiTraining – A Training Guide for Quality Assurance in Language Education
Frank Heyworth, Gayla Mateva, Laura Muresan, Mary Rose

Publication year: 2011

The "QualiTraining Guide" provides a framework and the tools for facilitating the implementation of quality principles and procedures at grassroots level. It is, thus, relevant both for individual professional development and for team / institutional contexts focusing on consolidating their "quality culture".

Languages: English, German

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Pathways through assessing, learning and teaching in the CEFR
Marie Berchoud, Tiziana Cignatta, Olivier Mentz, Malgorzata Pamula, Enrica Piccardo

Publication year: 2011

"Pathways" - guide and kit - aims at supporting ownership and contextualization of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The guide provides a user-friendly tool for accessing the ‘nitty gritty’ of the CEFR. The kit assists teacher educators in devising training paths for understanding the principles of the CEFR and for envisaging links with classroom practice.

Languages: English, French

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The European Language Portfolio A guide to the planning, implementation and evaluation of whole-school projects
David Little

Publication year: 2011

The guide explains how to use the European Language Portfolio to support the learning and teaching of all foreign languages at all levels in a school. Case studies carried out in ten countries illustrate different approaches to ELP use.

Languages: French, English, Slovak

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Relating language examinations to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, teaching, assessment (CEFR) Highlights from the Manual
Jana Bérešová, Gilles Breton, José Noijons, Gábor Szabó

Publication year: 2011

The publication offers an introduction to linking examinations to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages in a valid way.The highlights are targeted at producers of language examinations, who are less familiar with psychometric procedures and who are not (yet) assessment experts.The texts in the publication originate from the "Manual for linking examinations to the CEFR" (a publication of the Language Policy Division of the Council of Europe).

Languages: English, French

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European Framework for CLIL Teacher Education
María Jesús Frigols Martín, David Marsh, Peeter Mehisto, Dieter Wolff

Publication year: 2011

The European Framework for CLILTeacher Education provides a set of principles and ideas for designing curricula for professional teacher development in the area of content and language integrated learning (CLIL). Additionally, the framework serves as a tool for reflection.

Languages: English, German, French, Serbian

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Using the European Language Portfolio
Barbara Lesničar, Margarete Nezbeda, Heike Speitz, Martine Tchang-George, Ülle Türk

Publication year: 2011

The ECML presents a dedicated site on the use of the European Language Portfolio in different contexts with a special focus on teacher training. The site forms part of a new Council of Europe portal for the ELP including a registration system for European Language Portfolio models.The site will be updated on an ongoing basis.

Languages: English

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Languages for social cohesion: Language education in a multilingual and multicultural Europe
David Newby, Hermine Penz

Publication year: 2009

The ECML’s “Languages for social cohesion” programme (2004-2007) involved approximately 4500 language professionals from Europe and beyond. This publication focuses on key developments in language education promoted through the work of the European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe (ECML).

Languages: English, French

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Literacy and linguistic diversity in a global perspective : an intercultural exchange with African countries
Neville Alexander , Brigitta Busch

Publication year: 2007

This publication reflects the outcomes of a project which brought together experts and practitioners in the field of linguistic diversity and literacy from European and African countries with a view to opening a dialogue, to taking a comparative perspective and defining possible areas of mutually enriching co-operation and exchange.

Languages: English, French

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