Together the 9 projects address the following key themes: formative assessment in early language learning and for newly arrived migrant children, languages in support of digital citizenship and other transversal skills, the CEFR Companion Volume and linguistic mediation, CLIL in languages other than English, neighbouring languages in cross-border vocational training, teacher competences for pluralistic approaches.
For support in national contexts within the ECML’s Training and consultancy activities, member states can choose from the following 12 areas:
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A Cooperation agreement between the European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe and the DG Education and Culture of the European Commission. Find out more...
This action involves two initiatives:
Council of Europe
Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
Plurilingual and intercultural education
European Language Portfolio (ELP)
European Charter for
Regional or Minority
of adult migrants
for adult refugees
To support the work of the ECML, the host country has established the Austrian Association
of the ECML, which operates as the interface between the Council of Europe and the Austrian authorities.
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Languages at the heart of learning: 25 years of inspiring innovation
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ECML webinar for language education decision makers
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ECML workshops in 2021: how to get involved
Action Research Communities: ECML training and consultancy activities 2020 in member states
ProSign - New resource website for professionals involved in sign language teaching and assessment
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Are you a parent struggling to find motivating activities to support your child’s language development at home? Or a language teacher adapting your pedagogy to online delivery? Perhaps you are a student, who would like to use this opportunity to have some fun while working on your language skills? If so, the new ECML treasure chest is for you.
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ProSign resources integrate sign language
education into Council of Europe
developments in language education,
especially the Common European
Framework of References (CEFR). Highlights
are an adaptation of the CEFR levels to sign
languages in a modality neutral version, a
model of a signed version of the European
Language Portfolio (ELP) and approaches
to assessment in this field. All information is
available in International Sign and in English.
This website helps teachers and other educators to prepare young children to successfully engage in a culturally and linguistically diverse world. It provides resources and strategies which take existing linguistic repertoires into account in order to further develop the linguistic and intercultural competences of both learners and educators.
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This publication celebrates a momentous stage in the history of the European Centre for Modern Languages: its 25th anniversary. Its central aims are to review and showcase the achievements of the ECML, as reflected in its many projects and publications, and to put its achievements in the context of the broader work of the Council of Europe.
This publication offers a fascinating journey through the world of international language education over a quarter of a century, seen from the perspective of one of its main actors, the European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe.
Demographic, political and technological changes in society combined with globalisation have dramatically reshaped the educational landscape in Europe in the past 25 years. As a result, the language-related expectations and challenges within national education systems have significantly evolved.
The publication which focuses on the role and achievements of the ECML in this context, includes contributions from international experts working at the cutting edge of language education as well as testimonials from stakeholders responsible for supporting and implementing innovative approaches to language education around Europe.
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The Professional Network Forum is formed of international associations and institutions that share common values and have overlapping expertise in the field of language education and assessment. Read more