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March 2014

Innovative methodologies and assessment in language learning, EU – ECML cooperation agreement 2013-2014

5–7 March 2014
“Relating language examinations to the common European reference levels of language proficiency: promoting quality assurance in education and facilitating mobility (RELANG)”: national training workshop
Venue: Montenegro
Experts: José Noijons, the Netherlands; Jana Bérešová, Slovak Republic
Local organiser: Nataša Peric, Montenegro
Participants: teacher trainers, supervisors, university teachers 

ECML training and consultancy for member States

13-14 March 2014
“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
Experts: Michel Candelier, France and Anna Schröder-Sura, Germany (FREPA); Kristin Brogan, Ireland (PluriMobil)
Local organiser: Guido Bösader, Albert-Schweitzer-Gymnasium, Hürth/Cologne, Germany
Working language: German
Participants: language teachers and teacher trainers, multipliers
Website: http://carap.ecml.at         

Statutory meeting

18 March 2014
56th meeting of the Bureau of the ECML's Governing Board
 

Statutory meeting

19-20 March 2014
23rd meeting of the ECML's Governing Board
 

High level education conference

20-21 March 2014
“Quality Education and language competences for the 21st century: traditions, challenges, and visions”
Venue: Alte Universität Graz, Austria
Organised by: the Austrian Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture in cooperation with the Austrian Association for the ECML and the ECML
 

5th ECML Professional Network Forum

21 March 2014
Venue: ECML, Graz, Austria
Participating organisations: ACTFL, AILA, ALTE, CEL/ELC, CercleS, EALTA, EAQUALS, FIPLV, ICC, OLBI, EUNIC, IAM, EPA, ECML, European Commission, Language Policy Unit of the Council of Europe
more information on the Professional Network Forum

Innovative methodologies and assessment in language learning, EU – ECML cooperation agreement 2013-2014

21 March 2014
“Use of ICT in support of language teaching and learning (ICT-REV)”: national training workshop
Venue: Norway
Experts: Regine Hampel, Germany; Joe Hopkins, Spain
Local organiser: Renate Evjenth, Norwegian Centre for Foreign Languages in Education, adviser for English
Participants: language teachers
 

Hosted event at the ECML premises

24 March 2014

Preparatory meeting of Workshop 2/2014

25 March 2014
“ECML publications for plurilingual and intercultural education in use” (PIU)
Venue: ECML, Graz, Austria
Participants: project team

Workshop 2/2014

26-28 March 2014
“ECML publications for plurilingual and intercultural education in use” (PIU)
Venue: ECML, Graz, Austria
Coordinator: Ulrike Haslinger, Austria
Co-animators: Gerard Doetjes, Norway; Marita Gareis, Sweden; Evelyne Pochon-Berger, Switzerland
Working languages: English and German, with simultaneous interpretation
Participants: 1 delegate per member state, nominated by the ECML national nominating authorities
Participants’ profile:
Professional background
Participants should be policy-makers and expert decision-makers in language teaching education and occupy a leading position in implementing the training of language teachers.
Experiences, competences required
Moreover, they should have an interest in foreign language teaching, innovating pedagogical practices with regard to plurilingualism and interculturalism, exchanging expertise with European colleagues, and they should also have a strong awareness of the linguistic demands of a multilingual European society. Ideally, they should speak or understand at least two languages. 
Expected involvement
Before the workshop: Participate in the survey “European Centre for Modern Languages’ (ECML) project databank”; needs analysis (Do the member states need publications on and exchange of expertise on plurilingual and intercultural education?) and research on other language activities for plurilingual and intercultural education, investigation on the ECML products chosen (reception/implementation).
During the workshop: report on investigations, design realistic implementation scenarios for the products, exchange of expertise.
After the workshop: participate in follow-up activities (e.g. fill in a questionnaire, send reports on workshop and on concrete multiplying activities).
 

If you wish to participate click here and contact your National Nominating Authority

Innovative methodologies and assessment in language learning, EU – ECML cooperation agreement 2013-2014

26-28 March 2014
“Relating language examinations to the common European reference levels of language proficiency: promoting quality assurance in education and facilitating mobility (RELANG)”: national training workshop
Venue: Prague, Czech Republic
Experts: Jana Berešová, Slovak Republic; Gilles Breton, France
Local organiser: Kamila Sladkovská, National Institute for Education, Czech Republic
Participants: test developers, item writers, teachers, teacher trainers of Czech as a foreign language 

Participation of ECML staff in an event

28-29 March 2014
CEFR Web Conference
Organisers: Geoff Tranter, Heike Philp 
Keynote speakers: Susanna Slivensky (ECML / Council of Europe), Johanna Panthier (Language Policy Unit / Council of Europe)Joe Sheils (former Head of the Language Policy Division of the Council of Europe)Andrea Abel, Marisa Constantinides, Michel Candelier, Daniel Coste, Petra Daryai-Hansen, Neus Figueras Casanovas, Angela Hasselgreen, Frank Heyworth, Monika Jezak, David Little, Margarete Nezbeda, Jose Noijons, Brian North, Heike Philp, Maria Stoicheva, Claire Tardieu, Geoff Tranter, Katrin Wisniewski

 

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