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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

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Jun 2018
Innovative methodologies and assessment in language learning, EU – ECML cooperation agreement 2017-2018
Relating language curricula, tests and examinations to the Common European Framework of Reference (RELANG): national training workshop
Oslo, Norway
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Jun 2018
Meeting of the ECML focus group : priorities for the next ECML programme 2020-2023
Venue: ECML, Graz, Austria
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Jun 2018
69th meeting of the Bureau of the Governing Board
Statutory meeting
ECML, Graz, Austria

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...

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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

More languages? PlurCur! Research and practice regarding plurilingual whole school curricula

European language policy aims at fostering plurilingualism in individuals, but how this goal can be attained within schools as institutions has not been part of the education policy discourse. A project at the ECML took up the idea of a plurilingual whole school curriculum, and specific elements of such a curriculum have been implemented and tested at 16 schools in a number of European countries. Some of the elements have been accompanied by research. This volume presents research and reports on practical implementation of plurilingual whole school curricula.

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    Target users: decision-makers in the spheres of education policy-making and teacher training, teachers, researchers.

    Authors: Elisabeth Allgäuer-Hackl, Kristin Brogan, Ute Henning, Britta Hufeisen, Joachim Schlabach.

    Languages: English – German.   

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