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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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17.05.2018Week dedicated to digital literacy and language teaching and learning in Reunion Island
17.05.2018ECML programme 2020-2023: invitation to participate in an online survey on priorities on language education for the coming years
16.05.2018Calls for proposals for disseminating the Council of Europe toolkit "Language Support for Adult Refugees" and the "Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture"
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This resource establishes European standards for sign languages for professional purposes in line with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and provides an overview of assessment descriptors and approaches.
The website contains definitions of CEFR proficiency levels for sign languages, videos in International sign and links to related projects and activities, an assessment cycle for language proficiency in sign languages, ideas for making good use of the CEFR, as well as a glossary.
Target users: teachers and teacher trainers, curriculum developers in tertiary educational environments, university level educators and international NGOs.
Authors: Lorraine Leeson, Tobias Haug, Christian Rathmann, Beppie van den Bogaerde.
In cooperation with Moscow State Linguistic University
Languages: International sign – Czech – English – Estonian – German – Icelandic – Slovenian.