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ECML training and Consultancy for member states

Plurilingual and intercultural competences: descriptors and teaching materials (FREPA)

Training in the principles and practice of plurilingual and intercultural approaches to increase the efficiency in language learning, learning to learn by taking into account the linguistic repertoire of each learner and opening up to otherness.
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Introduction

This programme supports Member states that are planning to integrate a plurilingual and intercultural dimension into their education system, at all levels and for all learners, in or outside the school system.

Plurilingual and intercultural education does not replace existing language learning, but facilitates it by helping learners to establish links with what they already know or can already do.

But how is this to be achieved? How can relevant competences be defined? How can curricula target at the development of those competences? Which school subjects are concerned? How to train teachers for this purpose? The set of instruments developed by the FREPA team opens ways for developing plurilingual and intercultural competences of learners of all ages, from early learners and adult learners – and in all contexts, e.g. “normal” schools, bilingual schooling, minority language contexts,(re-) migrant learners, European schools, vocational training.

Target groups

  • teachers of languages and other subjects;
  • teacher trainers;
  • curriculum developers;
  • textbook writers;
  • policy makers, decision takers.

Results and benefits

The immediate result/benefit will be that the participating education professionals are supported in their effort to review existing practice in (language) teaching and to identify areas where materials and approaches presented by the team will be of use.

The impact/long term-benefit will be that

  • the need for coherent development of plurilingual and intercultural education is understood and widely accepted by relevant stakeholders;
  • priorities are set for areas of development and
  • practical instruments are made available to implement the new approaches.

ECML experts team


Michel Candelier, Coordinator, Université du Maine, France
Anna Maria Curci, LEND (Movimento di Lingua e Nuova Didattica), Italy
Jean-François de Pietro, Institut de recherche et de documentation pédagogique (IRDP), Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Brigitte Gerber, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Petra Gilliyard Daryai-Hansen, University of Copenhagen and the University College, Denmark
Ildikó Lörincz, University of West Hungary, Hungary
Danièle Moore, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
Anna Schröder-Sura, Coordinator, Justus-Liebig Universität Giessen, Germany

Currently planned events


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6-7

Sep 2016
"Plurilingual and intercultural competences: descriptors and teaching materials" (FREPA)
Training workshop
Venue: Andorra la Vella, Principality of Andorra
Project site: carap.ecml
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12-13

Sep 2016
"Plurilingual and intercultural competences: descriptors and teaching materials" (FREPA)
ECML training and consultancy for member States
Training Workshop
Venue: Zagreb, Croatia
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7-8

Nov 2016
“Plurilingual and intercultural competences: descriptors and teaching materials” (FREPA)
ECML training and consultancy for member States
Training workshop
Venue: Ljubljana, Slovenia
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FREPA training and Consultancy offer

Trainings can be conducted in English, French or German.

This offer is targeted at teachers of languages and other subjects, teacher trainers, curriculum developers, textbook writers, policy makers and decision takers. It provides individual workshops adapted to local/national needs.

Training in the use of FREPA online:

  • list of competences
  • didactic materials
  • tools for teacher trainings
  • national networks for plurilingual approaches

Possible topics :

  • further development of a specific plurilingual approach (for example : integrated didactics
  • use of FREPA descriptors for knowledge, attitudes and skills for the refinement of a training course or series
  • search of didactic materials in the database
  • adaptation of didactic materials
  • development of training sessions for teachers
  • plurilingual approaches and education policies.

Content and form of training will be determined in direct collaboration with the local contact person.

Provision of member state

To ensure the quality of the proposed activities 1-3 days of training should be foreseen. A half-day activity could be embedded into a training course on a similar topic.

see also: Practical information

Request this ECML Training and Consultancy activity

Requests for a training and consultancy activity must be submitted via the national ECML representative in the Governing Board. Educational professionals interested in a particular activity should therefore contact their national representative.

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Latest articles

04.08.2016
Developing plurilingual education in the Nordic and Baltic countries: The FREPA descriptors as a tool in early foreign language education

03.06.2016
8th International Conference on the teaching of French as a foreign language “Share to enrich” : the contributions of FREPA/CARAP (16 April 2016, Iasi, Romania)

31.05.2016
“Pluralistic approaches to languages and cultures: a framework of reference and teaching tools” – Training seminar for teachers of/in French in Finland


Previous events


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13-14

Jun 2016
“Plurilingual and intercultural competences: descriptors and teaching materials” (FREPA)
ECML training and consultancy for member States
Training workshop
Venue: Amstelveen, The Netherlands
Project site: carap.ecml
Agenda
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25-26

Apr 2016
"Plurilingual and intercultural competences: descriptors and teaching materials" (FREPA)
Training workshop
Venue: Copenhagen, Denmark
Project site: carap.ecml
Conference plurilingual education
Workshop plurilingual education
ECML video welcome message for Denmark
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16-17

Apr 2016
" Plurilingual and intercultural competences: descriptors and teaching materials" (FREPA)
Training in the framework of the Conference “Partager pour s’enrichir”
Venue: Iasi, Romania
Project site: carap.ecml
Programme
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15-16

Apr 2016
"Plurilingual and intercultural competences: descriptors and teaching materials" (FREPA)
Training workshop
Venue: Turku, Finland
Project site: carap.ecml
Programme
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28-29

Jan 2016
“Plurilingual and intercultural competences: descriptors and teaching materials" (FREPA)
ECML Training and Consultancy for Member States
Network meeting
Venue: ECML, Graz, Austria
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28

Jan 2016
“Plurilingual and intercultural competences: descriptors and teaching materials” (FREPA)
ECML training and consultancy for member States
Preparatory meeting of the network meeting
Venue: ECML, Graz, Austria
Website: carap.ecml.at
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17-19

Jun 2015
ECML Training and Consultancy for Member States - “Plurilingual and intercultural competences: descriptors and teaching materials (FREPA)”
Venue: Hürth/Cologne, Germany
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12-13

Jun 2015
ECML Training and Consultancy for Member States - “Plurilingual and intercultural competences: descriptors and teaching materials (FREPA)”
Training in the framework of the University Colloquy “Approches plurielles et intercomprehension, pour une synergie accrue”
Venue: Iași, Romania
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Apr 2015
ECML Training and Consultancy for Member States - “Plurilingual and intercultural competences: descriptors and teaching materials (FREPA)”
Training in the framework of the Colloquy “Partager pour s’enrichir”
Venue: Iassy, Romania
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5-6

Mar 2015
ECML Training and Consultancy for Member States - “Plurilingual and intercultural competences: descriptors and teaching materials (FREPA)”
Venue: Pedagogical University Bern – Jura – Neuchâtel, Bienne, Switzerland
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4

Mar 2015
ECML Training and Consultancy for Member States - “Plurilingual and intercultural competences: descriptors and teaching materials (FREPA)”
Expert consultation
Venue: Bern, Switzerland
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29-30

Jan 2015
ECML Training and Consultancy for Member States - “Plurilingual and intercultural competences: descriptors and teaching materials (FREPA)”
Venue: Helsinki, Finland
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26-28

Nov 2014
ECML Training and Consultancy for Member States - “Plurilingual and intercultural competences: descriptors and teaching materials (FREPA)”
Venue: Smolenice Castle, Slovak Republic
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1-3

Oct 2014
ECML Training and Consultancy for Member States - “Plurilingual and intercultural competences: descriptors and teaching materials (FREPA)”
Venue: Yerevan, Armenia
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23-24

Sep 2014
ECML Training and Consultancy for Member States - “Plurilingual and intercultural competences: descriptors and teaching materials (FREPA)”
Venue: Warsaw, Poland
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25

Jun 2014
ECML Training and Consultancy for Member States - “Plurilingual and intercultural competences: descriptors and teaching materials (FREPA)”
Venue: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5-6

Jun 2014
ECML Training and Consultancy for Member States - “Plurilingual and intercultural competences: descriptors and teaching materials (FREPA)”
Venue: Zavod RS za šolstvo, Poljanska 28, Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5

Jun 2014
ECML Training and Consultancy for Member States - “Plurilingual and intercultural competences: descriptors and teaching materials (FREPA)”
Venue: Goethe-Institut, Munich, Germany
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25

Apr 2014
ECML Training and Consultancy for Member States - “Plurilingual and intercultural competences: descriptors and teaching materials (FREPA)”
Cooperation with the ECML project “Involving parents in plurilingual and intercultural education” (CARAP for parents) Venue: Malta
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14-16

Apr 2014
ECML Training and Consultancy for Member States - “Plurilingual and intercultural competences: descriptors and teaching materials (FREPA)”
FREPA in Polish schools: materials and didactic approaches
Venue: Sulejówek, Poland
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13-14

Mar 2014
ECML Training and Consultancy for Member States - “Plurilingual and intercultural competences: descriptors and teaching materials (FREPA)”
In cooperation with the ECML project “Mobility programmes for sustainable plurilingual and intercultural learning” (PluriMobil)”
Venue: Hürth/Cologne, Germany
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4

Feb 2014
ECML Training and Consultancy for Member States - “Plurilingual and intercultural competences: descriptors and teaching materials (FREPA)”
and “Supporting local networks of users of the European Language Portfolio through an E-Platform” (e-ELP): workshop Venue: CIEP Sèvres, France
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14-15

Nov 2013
Developing the Language Awareness/Eveil aux langues Approach in the Nordic and Baltic countries
Venue: Reykjavík, Iceland
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