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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



26-27

May 2022

Language for work: How to support work-related language learning for adult migrants
ECML training and consultancy for member States
Slovenia
Training workshop
online
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30-31

May 2022

Building blocks for planning language-sensitive teacher education
Expert meeting
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30 - 01
May   Jun
Relating language curricula, tests and examinations to the Common European Framework of Reference (RELANG)
ECML – EU cooperation agreement 2022
National training workshop
Constanta, Romania
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Council of Europe recommendation


Recent publications

Dedicated webpage

NEW  Multilingual glossary of key terms in language education

An overview of key terms, definitions and references used in ECML projects since 2012. View page

Resource of the month

European portfolio for pre-primary educators - The plurilingual and intercultural dimension

This portfolio is designed for educators and teachers in the pre-primary sector, either in initial or in-service training. It encourages personal reflection on the professional skills related to the linguistic and intercultural dimension of working with children.

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Download publications

All ECML publications can be
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ECML Programme

Programme 2020-2023
Inspiring innovation in language education: changing contexts, evolving competences

2020 marks the launch of the ECML’s 6th medium-term programme: “Inspiring innovation in language education: changing contexts, evolving competences.” This programme has been developed in direct response to identified language education priorities in ECML member states. Moreover, it is clearly situated within the context of wider Council of Europe priorities in education, in particular inclusive approaches to education and education for democratic citizenship, where the development of linguistic and intercultural competences plays a key role. The new programme 2020-2023 encompasses 9 projects and 12 Training and Consultancy activities.

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Programme 2016-2019

ECML programme outputs 2016-2019 "Languages at the heart of learning"

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Evaluation of the 2016-2019 ECML programme

In the course of 2021, the ECML carried out an in-depth evaluation of its 5th medium-term programme,” Languages at the heart of learning”, which ran for four years from 2016-2019.  The findings provide substantial evidence of the positive impact of the programme – of the relevance of the themes addressed, of the quality and usefulness of the project resources, of extensive outreach and follow-up activities, and of the beneficial influence at individual, institutional and national levels.

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ECML-European commission initiatives

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:

Initiative “The future of language education in the light of Covid – lessons learned and ways forward"

Organised jointly with the Professional Network Forum and the European Commission

The initiative explores how the ongoing Covid pandemic has affected language education, and at ways in which the skills and insights gained may bring about beneficial lasting changes in the teaching and learning of languages.
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About the ECML

Member states of the ECML

ECML 25th Anniversary Declaration

"Quality language education for a democratic, socially cohesive and peaceful Europe: nine ECML cornerstones"

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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.

Visiting the ECML
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Professional Network Forum

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




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