This tool contains basic questions for exploring the learning environment approach that is based on the combination of three factors: culture (teaching content, projects, actions, events, habits, attitudes, etc.), the structure (framework, devices, equipment, etc.) and the actors (roles, functions, pathways, commitments, etc.).
The combination of the three factors facilitates the setting-up learning environments where modern languages flourish. View details
EOL-Matrix: parameters which lead to learning environments where modern languages flourish
This is the main tool of the project. The matrix provides an overview of all areas covered by EOL. If you want to work on learning environments, the matrix gives you an idea of directions you can take. One of the most beneficial ways to use the matrix is to make choices as a team. The goal is to help your school evolve towards becoming a language friendly learning environment. The matrix is a dynamic tool. View details
EOL-Matrix template: parameters that lead to learning environments where modern languages flourish
This version of the matrix shows the five entry points and the four levels. It gives teams the opportunity to discuss and reflect on their own school context to identify key areas that need addressing. We recommend using this version (EOL-11) before looking at the detailed version (EOL-10). View details
TrEOL level 2
With the TrEOL tool you can start identifying your challenges in terms of strengths and priorities. It is a tool for teams. There is also an online version. View details
How would you define language learning environments?
This tool is a test through which you can understand the key points of what learning environments are. You can use it individually and discuss the results with a colleague or a teacher educator. View details
Towards an ecological approach to languages
This tool visualises a language learning environment as an ecosystem in which connections become possible through cooperation, inclusion, diversity, community, etc. The questions will allow you to examine your school context as a whole before making choices about possible strategies. It is recommended for use in a team. View details
Basics for a language-friendly learning environment
This tool offers four introductory lists for setting up a language friendly learning environment. They can be used as checklists to support the discussion with learners, among teachers and with school management.
Approaching global language education
This tool represents the first step towards the EOL matrix: it helps you to get a broader vision of what language education is so that you can identify the strengths and priorities in your context. This tool can be used inside or outside the EOL process. View details
New opportunities for & through languages
In order for you to understand how TrEOL works, we recommend that you discuss and try out the symbiotic approach as a team, starting with one of the six school profiles described in this tool. After that you will be ready to use TrEOL in your own context. View details
Classification of ECML resources
At the beginning of the EOL project, the team has identified existing resources at the ECML. This could be a very useful list for all stakeholders. View details
Learning environments where modern languages flourish 12 starter ideas and easy to implement examples
This tool offers 12 ideas that you can start working on if you want to implement EOL in your school context. The big “X” indicates that these stakeholders should be prioritised. The small “x” indicates actors who can be associated. This tool can be used to put together your working team and start a process of shared reflection. View details
The tool contains a list of questions intended to support the overall effort which is necessary to create a climate favourable to language learning within the school. This tool requires teamwork. View details
What a school language policy might contain
This tool is intended to support critical reflection on the idea of a "language policy at whole school level”.
This document can be used to reflect on communication, social life in school, cultural projects and various approaches at different levels.
There are two ways to use this table:
- horizontally: view one entry at all levels;
- vertically: for a targeted action on one level.
Intercultural learning: school partnerships & mobility
This tool is intended to support schools to make better use of their partnerships as part of learning environments.
It offers a series of sample activities. Many other activities are possible.
Developing the school language offer
Schools have two main options to develop their learners’ language repertoires and intercultural experiences:
1. improving progressive language learning pathways
2. enriching curricula and extending the opportunities for plurilingual education.
This tool helps you to visualize how your school could improve its multilingual offer. It is for use by teams. This tool can be used in combination with the scenarios from the Guide for the development and implementation of curricula for plurilingual and intercultural education (see memo 09)
This tool shows different components of a whole-school approach to language education. It is meant to be used for professional development. View details
This tool identifies the skills which can best be developed through mobility experiences at different language levels. It could be used to plan and adapt mobility programs to learners’ needs. View details
ACTION PLAN FOR PEOPLE IN SCHOOLS (APPS)
This tool links the matrix to your school project. It will help you to plan your actions. This tool should be used with tool EOL-16 (TrEOL) which helps you to formulate a challenge. View details
How to formulate your challenge for your project description
This tool shows you examples from some EOL partner schools when you are working on the matrix. The schools formulated the challenges that they encountered while designing their project. This tool should be used with the action plan for partner schools called “APPS” (EOL-13). View details
EOL project management
This tool supports school principals and teachers during the project development by giving them guiding questions and providing a structure. It addresses all aspects of the project’s management, including organisation. View details
STEPS: Define your own implementation path
This tool helps you define the best way to implement the project and make the right decisions collectively. This is also a great opportunity to share responsibilities among all stakeholders. View details
This tool helps subject teachers to integrate the language dimension of learning when planning their teaching. View details
DEMOCRACY How to develop competences for democratic culture through oral communication
This tool helps you find various combinations to develop oral skills and competences for democratic culture. The principle is to rotate four circles until you get the combination that you think is the best for meeting your learners’ needs. It can be used individually or by a team of teachers. View details
EOL implementation strategy
This tool guides you through the seven steps of the EOL implementation strategy. The online training platform is based on this learning path. View details
Assessment strategies to support language education A global approach to language assessment
This tool considers the role of different types of assessment to support language learning environments where modern languages flourish. This tool helps teachers diversify assessment methods in order to guide learners towards autonomy. View details
DISCURSIVE TEACHING Ideas for developing discursive competences
This tool gives examples of how to diversify classroom discourse practices in order to foster learning. Discursive teaching integrates a reflection on discourses. It helps learners to transfer language skills from one subject to another. View details
Transversal teaching Profile
A teacher’s professional identity is often limited to the taught subject(s). But in fact, each teacher develops a wide range of transversal competences. This profiling tool assists teachers to identify and value their full professional potential. Fill in the grid on an Excel sheet and transform it into a spider diagram to make your transversal teaching potential more visible. View details
Five senses in EOL: language-sensitive environments
This tool shows concrete pathways for valuing the language in all subjects, for teaching languages through arts, for developing immersive approaches, etc. It gives you five entry points for setting up language sensitive environments. For each entry point you will find examples which help you gradually move towards your goals. View details
This tool shows 6 models for team teaching and examines their relevance for linguistic, communicative and intercultural learning goals. Team teaching is a great way to support for professional development as it widens the opportunities to explore intercultural, plurilingual and cross-subject approaches. View details
Language learning pathway
Most learners do not immediately connect language education to personal projects. The aim of this tool is to show learners how they can integrate languages into their personal objectives and start planning through languages.
This tool gives you some key ideas for enriching your language learning pathway. The seven steps described below intend to guide you to a personal project in which languages could play a central role.
MutEOL: Mutual exchanges of skills
There are many competences within a school community but they are not always well known. This tool motivates the team to set up skills exchange programmes. Just check what you need and what you can offer. View details
Pyramid of needs
One of the major success factors of a project is its capacity to meet the needs of the participants. This tool offers a checklist to help you identify and meet all participants’ needs. The pyramid shape helps to visualise all relevant progression towards the top. View details
REGISTRATION PROCEDURE : schools
This tool contains the procedures followed by the EOL partners when registering on the working platform.
You could use this sample template if you want to exchange information with partner schools.
Digital learning environment How to set up an attractive digital environment for languages?
This tool provides information on various aspects of digital learning environments. Decision makers, school principals and teachers have to make relevant decisions about school equipment, learning spaces, different programmes etc. View details
DEFINING A WHOLE SCHOOL STRATEGY
This tool can be used before completing your action plan (EOL tool number 13) and allows you to see the key components of your strategy (EOL tool number 16). View details
EOL matrix scale: Graduating the key parameters which lead to learning environments where modern languages flourish
This tool belongs to the matrix. It is a scale which distinguishes 4 progressive levels and gives guidance for actions to be taken. This scale gives you the possibility to further improve your project. This is the order in which the tools linked to the matrix should be used:
1. Blank matrix (EOL-11)
2. Matrix (EOL-10)
3. TrEOL (EOL-20)
4. Guiding questionnaires for schools (when you click on the matrix fields online)
5. Matrix scale (EOL-14)
25 transversal competences
Items to make more explicit the contribution of language friendly learning environments
to general education goals within a whole school approach. View details
This tool gives you an overview of the whole strategic pathway to an EOL project including information, training, professional development, assessment etc. It demonstrates when each tool is suitable to be used. View details
Training dashboard How to use EOL to develop training expertise
EOL can be used for many purposes. This grid gives concrete examples of the way EOL supports teachers and school principals. It acts as a dashboard for teacher educators and consultants in the field of language education. View details
Diversify the way you learn of languages
The aim of this tool is to make learners aware of various ways to learn and use languages. Its main purpose is also to help learners to transfer their knowledge from one context to another. They can use it on their own, with peers or teachers. View details
ToP – Transfer of Projects
Transferring a project and its complexity from one school context to another is challenging. This tool has been designed to guide the team through the seven steps which guarantee quality assurance for a successful transfer. View details
IMPACT SURVEY for LEARNERS
Cet outil permet de réaliser des enquêtes expérimentales visant à mesurer l'impact d'un type d'environnement d'apprentissage sur les compétences linguistiques, l’usage du plurilinguisme et la motivation des apprenants. Il est possible de l’adapter pour en faire un outil en ligne. View details
The tool offers an overview of the EOL project engineering. It was used by the expert team as a starting point. It could be interesting for someone who is starting to plan a complex international project.
PlurEOL: Pluralistic approaches for learning environments
Based on pluralistic approaches to languages and cultures, this tool lists twelve directions in which language education could be improved. You can explore one specific direction, combine different areas or use the overview to identify what you are already doing and how your school could improve its offer.
This overwiew can inspire links between language education and the school’s education policy for developing language friendly environments.
Resources from partner schools
This tool was used by EOL partner schools to share resources they had developed during the project. If you want to organise and share some of your resources you can use this template. View details
Next gen Classroom design
This tool offers exercises to help teachers choose the best design for their classrooms.
Classroom design has a major impact on learners’ and teachers’ motivation. That is why the design has to match learners’ needs, the teachers’ teaching culture and the educational objectives of the school.
Developing qualifying mobility
This tool is a rubric which gives everyone a chance to (self) assess their own mobility experiences in terms of skills and attitudes. This tool gives all actors the opportunity to identify acquired competences. It also helps decision makers to make mobility experiences a part of the regular curriculum.
Indicators Assessing the quality of language learning environment
This tool provides indicators and descriptors which can be used to assess both the process and the outcomes of an EOL project. Some partner schools also used this tool to redesign the school’s language policy. View details
Monitoring a project is not always easy. This tool can help you choose the features you want to evaluate, especially if you need to identify the added-value of a project. This tool gives you various examples of how to value and improve the project using six entry points. View details
This tool offers a list of questions teachers and school principals should ask themselves in order to consider EOL as an opportunity for professional development. This tool is designed for individual use. View details
CERTIFICATE of PARTICIPATION
This tool offers the possibility to recognise teachers’ and learners’ engagement within the EOL project. View details
Learning environments where modern languages flourish Labelling procedure
The tool gives descriptors for a quality label. This should help schools to discuss the relevance of a labelling procedure for language education with their local, regional or national authorities. View details
This tool gives you the possibility to identify the social and professional skills you have acquired and/or improved while working on EOL. View details