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European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe

The ECML is a unique institution whose mission is to encourage excellence and innovation in language teaching and to help Europeans learn languages more efficiently. Our vision: A Europe committed to linguistic and cultural diversity... Find out more about the ECML

Upcoming events

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Sep 2019
European Day of Languages
Website: http://edl.ecml.at


Sep 2019
Plurilingual and intercultural competences: descriptors and teaching materials (FREPA)
ECML training and consultancy for member States
Training workshop
Venue: French University in Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia

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Sep 2019
Innovative methodologies and assessment in language learning, EU – ECML cooperation agreement 2019-2020
Relating language curricula, tests and examinations to the Common European Framework of Reference (RELANG): expert meeting
Venue: ECML, Graz, Austria
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Innovative methodologies and assessment in language learning

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:

Austria: host country of the ECML

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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Resource of the month

Inventory of ICT tools and open educational resources

Language education is an area where open-access resources, online courses, virtual classrooms and social networks are being increasingly used to give learners access to information, promote interaction and communication, and enhance digital literacy skills. Language professionals need to know not only how to use these tools but how to review them according to pedagogical criteria.

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