Employment and Languages

High impact change processes such as the development from predominant monolingual attitudes in educational and professional organisations in Europe to inclusive, plurilingual and intercultural approaches can only be implemented successfully if they are carried out in dialogue and consultation with key stakeholders concerned. In the 2012-2015 programme the ECML intends to encourage the business sector to take account and build on plurilingual repertoires of employees.

Projects 2012-2015

LANGUAGES IN CORPORATE QUALITY (LINCQ)
Project duration: 2012-20135
Project website in English / French
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The LINCQ project will prepare tools and resources designed to enhance awareness of innovative language competence development and assessment within the broad business community, in particular encouraging companies to recognise plurilingualism as a significant element of the corporate quality framework.
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DEVELOPING MIGRANTS’ LANGUAGE COMPETENCES AT WORK (LANGUAGE FOR WORK)
Project duration: 2012-2015
Project website in English / French
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The project seeks to establish a European learning network to support researchers, learning providers, employers, trade unions and policy-makers in an emerging field: learning (including formal, non-formal and informal learning) of the majority language by migrants and ethnic minorities for work. A website to share and develop practice across different European countries will be set up.
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USING OPEN RESOURCES TO DEVELOP ONLINE TEACHING SKILLS (MORE DOTS)
Project duration: 2012-2013
Project website in English / German
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More DOTS provides integrated pedagogical and technological resources to practitioners involved in language teaching in traditional and non-traditional settings (e.g. volunteers working with migrants). The project brings together the expertise of specialists in language teaching and learning, teacher training, and online technology and collaboration.
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SIGNED LANGUAGES FOR PROFESSIONAL PURPOSES (PRO-SIGN)
Project duration: 2012-2015
Project website in English / French 
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The PRO-Signs project aims to establish European standards for signed language proficiency for professional purposes, focusing specifically on sign language teaching in Deaf Studies and Sign Language Interpreting programmes. The project will provide definitions of Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) proficiency levels for signed languages and develop a sample assessment kit for signed language competency at the C1/C2 level indicating the qualification of professional interpreters.
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