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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.

Overview
Call for workshops
in 2024

What is it about?

This eleventh year of cooperation builds upon the successful implementation of a work programme which focuses on agreed priority areas in language education for the Council of Europe and the European Commission. The specific purpose of this action is to support the linguistic integration of children with a migrant background and to achieve good quality and comparability in language testing and assessment, as well as to promote the effective use of ICT tools and open resources in support of quality language teaching and learning.

This action involves the following initiatives:

  1. Relating language curricula, tests and examinations to the Common European Framework of Reference (RELANG) - find out more
  2. Supporting Multilingual Classrooms - find out more
  3. ICT-REV: Using ICT in support of language teaching and learning - find out more

Each initiative will offer training workshops to current member states of the European Centre for Modern Languages, and of the European Union.

Benefits

Language experts and education stakeholders from member states of the ECML and of the EU will benefit from training workshops being held in their country through this joint action. 
 

How to get involved

  • Are you a teacher of a MFL or of another subject? 
  • Are you a teacher trainer or member of a language association?   
  • Are you a policy maker or course developer for a MFL or for another subject?
  • Are you an administrator or a school leader?
  • Are you in a position to act as a multiplier, subsequent to a training workshop?

If so and you wish to host a training workshop in your country please contact your EU or ECML representative.

Rationale

By promoting more inclusive ways of teaching and learning along with more efficient ways of evaluating foreign languages and greater efficiency in the use of technology in language teaching and learning, the action will foster social inclusion and intercultural dialogue as well as employability, mobility, economic growth, and thus active democratic citizenship.


This initiative is carried out within the framework of a cooperation agreement between the European Centre for Modern Languages and the European Commission, entitled 
Innovative methodologies and assessment in language learning

Call for workshops in 2024 within the ECML-EU joint Action

The European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe together with the European Commission are launching a new round of workshops within the joint action on Innovative methodologies and assessment in language learning focusing on the following initiatives:

  • RELANG – Relating language curricula, tests and examinations to the Common European Framework of Reference
  • ICT-REV – Using ICT in support of language teaching and learning

The activities are scheduled to take place between end of February and mid-December 2024, the three initiatives offering up to 17 national workshops during this period.

The call is open to current European Union member states and the additional member states of the ECML until 10 January 2024.

For further information, please contact Adelina Rosca (adelina.rosca@ecml.at), the ECML-EU cooperation agreement coordinator.

Events foreseen

A workshop will take place in each of the following countries between April and mid-December 2024

Supporting Multilingual Classrooms (SMC):

Germany, Greece, Serbia, Spain, Sweden  - go to website


Relating language curricula, tests and examinations to the Common European Framework of Reference (RELANG): 

Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Iceland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland  - go to website

Using ICT in support of language teaching and learning (ICT-REV):

Czechia, Greece, Lithuania, Montenegro, Portugal, Switzerland - go to website