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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Integriertes Sprach- und fachlernen in anderen Sprachen als Englisch: Modelle für Fortgeschrittene ein Handbuch zur Konzeption und Entwicklung eines zweisprachigen Unterrichts
Anemone Geiger-Jaillet, Andrzej Kaczmarek, Christine Le Pape Racine, Gérald Schlemminger

Publication year: 2011

Die Publikation führt in die Theorie und Praxis des integrierten Sprach- und Fachlernens (CLILEMILE (DEL2), auch „bilingualer Unterricht“ genannt) ein, ergänzt von Beispielen aus dem Sprach- und dem Sachfachunterricht. Es ist ein Trainingshandbuch für die Aus- und Weiterbildung von Lehrerinnen und Lehrern, die ein Sachfach in der Fremdsprache Deutsch oder Französisch unterrichten. Die Publikation ist im Peter Lang Verlag auf Französisch erschienen und kann auf der Website des Verlags erworben werden. Eine deutsche Version erscheint 2012.

Languages: French

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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 as correspondence – an integrated approach to multi-literacy
Valerie Sollars

Publication year: 2007

This collection of case studies offers the reader different but equally important perspectives to be considered in teaching second or subsequent literacies to relatively young learners.

Languages: English, French

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Janua Linguarum – the gateway to languages – the introduction of language awareness into the curriculum: Awakening to languages
Michel Candelier

Publication year: 2007

Discovering at school the diversity of languages and cultures, listening to dozens of languages, including some of the languages spoken by classmates, marvelling at the way those languages are written, comparing them and understanding how they work, taking an interest in those who speak them ... These are the types of activities that the awakening to languages offers pupils; to help them open up to what is different, and develop their ability to observe and learn languages.

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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