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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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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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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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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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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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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: Czech, English, German, Estonian, Icelandic

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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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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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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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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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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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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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