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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: Italian, English, French, Arabic, Spanish, Slovenian, Polish

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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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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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E-VOLLution: Exploring cutting edge applications of networked technologies in Vocationally Oriented Language Learning
Anthony Fitzpatrick, Robert O'Dowd

Publication year: 2011

The website and publication are targeted at teachers and teacher-trainers in VOLL (Vocationally Oriented Language Learning). They explain the background to the different aspects of ICT inVOLL, describe the steps involved in carrying out various ICT-based activities and provide practical examples and links to case studies on the VOLL website.

Languages: English

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DOTS: Developing Online Teaching Skills
Tita Beaven , Martina Emke, Pauline Ernest, Aline Germain-Rutherford, Regine Hampel, Joseph Hopkins, Mateusz-Milan Stanojevic, Ursula Stickler

Publication year: 2011

A training kit for language teachers which promotes up-to-date online teaching technology including bite-size activities for online language teacher training, suggestions for reflective activities and collaborative tools for sharing "self-training" experiences.


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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EPLC: Inhaltsorientiertes frühes Fremdsprachenlernen
Dominique Groux, Renate Krüger, Chantal Muller, Dorieta Zdravkova Chakarova

Publication year: 2011

Die Publikation bietet inhaltsorientierte Module für den Fremdsprachenunterricht der Grundschulen. Diese Module umfassen Materialien für Schülerinnen und Schüler sowie didaktische Leitlinien für Lehrkräfte.

Languages: French, German

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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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LCaS – Teacher training modules on the use of case studies in language teaching at secondary and university level - A handbook
Johann Fischer

Publication year: 2007

Is a handbook for secondary and university teachers on the use of case studies in language teaching. It provides a rationale for their use in task-based teaching and describes different kinds of activity – project work, webquests, simulations, as well as case studies. The guide illustrates how case studies can be used to promote linguistic and metalinguistic competence. There are examples of case studies for English and French.

Languages: French, English

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GroupLead – Group facilitation in language teacher education
Margit Szesztay

Publication year: 2007

The folder and CD-ROM are a practical guide on how to get the best out of group discussions, using facilitation; the activities are designed to encourage teacher trainers (and teachers) to reflect on the dynamics of group discussion, with regard to attitudes and emotions as well as to content. The emphasis is on successful management of groups, backed up by videos, stories, key quotations, checklists and on creating optimal conditions for learning.

Languages: English

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TrainEd – Training teacher educators
Gabriela S. Matei

Publication year: 2007

A guide to training methodology for trainers and beginner teacher trainers. A book covers the skills trainers need – planning courses, presentations, mentoring, observations, facilitation etc – and a CD-ROM contains some 60 worksheets and reflection activities, together with powerpoint presentations that can be used in training activities.

Languages: English, French, Hungarian

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