en  fr  de
  1. Home
  2.  > 
  3.  > 
    Programme 2016-2019
  4.  > 
    Action research communities for language teachers

Action research communities for language teachers

The goal of action research communities for language teachers is to contribute towards quality enhancement in the language classroom through the application of action research approaches. This will be achieved by tapping into existing networks with a view to creating new learning communities, which can be replicated across ECML member states. Read more

Working languages of the project: English, German
Project term: 2016-2018
Shortcut: www.ecml.at/actionresearch


Who will benefit from the project?

Teachers are at the heart of the quality process in the language learning classroom. This project will support teachers in European classrooms in using action research as an essential tool for the development of reflective classroom practice highlighting ways in which teachers can enhance their self-confidence and professionalism.
This in turn will improve the quality of their teaching and at the same time strengthen teacher confidence.

Envisaged outputs

  • Guidelines for action research and for networking strategies towards quality enhancement in language teaching;
  • A practical guide to action research for teachers and teacher educators based on experiences from the ECML countries;
  • Piloted models of trialled course units: format for training units to improve classroom practice through linking quality strategies to practical action research approaches (brochure including checklist and reflection);
  • A set of success stories in several languages;
  • Online platform with a bank of resources, including key documentation, and didactic materials.

Envisaged outcomes

  • The adoption of an action-research based approach to language methodologies;
  • Increased co-operation between classrooms practice and academic expertise;
  • Positive impact on language education in classrooms through professional networks and peer support.

This is a project of the European Centre for Modern Languages within its "Languages at the heart of learning" programme 2016-2019.

Go to the programme webpage


1 items found for "Show all items"


Jan 2019
Action research communities for language teachers
National support event
Venue: Pädagogische Hochschule Tirol, Innsbruck, Austria
View details

Latest articles

ECML project "Action research communities for language teachers": opening keynote at the 1st international Conference of the Swiss Association for Foreign Language Teaching and Learning

Action research communities for language teachers (ARC): Spring and summer dissemination

Action research communities for language teachers (ARC): national support event in Iceland

Action Research Communities for language teachers: ARC Network Meeting (Graz, Austria, 3-4 May 2018)

"EOL - Learning environments where modern languages flourish": the network meeting (Graz, 20-21 March 2018), a key step for the ECML project

Intense and fruitful exchange of ideas on future developments in language education

Action research communities for language teachers (ARC): report 2017

Action research communities for language teachers: Expert Meeting (November 2017)

Action research communities for language teachers: ARC presentation at the Collaborative Action Research Network (CARN) annual conference at the University of Crete, 20-22 October 2017

Symposium celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Austrian Society for Languages Didactics: presentation of the project "Action research communities for language teachers"

Action Research: 10 projects ongoing and new tools to be developed

ARC Presentation (Action research communities for language teachers) at the C.A.R.N. (Collaborative Action Research Network) D.A.CH Symposium in Linz

Action Research for Language Teachers : project developments

Just published: European Language Gazette no. 35 (December 2016)

Action Research Communities for Language Teachers workshop (Graz, 10-11 November 2016): workshop news

Workshop for teachers of German teachers - “Teaching about the culture of a target-country language in the language classroom: Austria” (Hermannstadt/Sibiu, Romania, 20-22 October 2016)

ECML workshop "Action research communities for language teachers" (Graz, Austria, 10-11 November 2016)

Action research communities for language teachers: ECML workshop on 10-11 November 2016