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Resources for assessing the home language competences of migrant pupils

The project will collect and analyse examples of how migrant pupils’ home languages are evaluated in order to define criteria and produce materials for formative evaluation, taking into account evolving plurilingual repertoires. Particular attention will be paid to synergies between the learning of languages and the development of the language(s) of schooling. The overall aim is to support social and institutional recognition of home languages and to value pupils’ plurilingual repertoires.

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How to get involved?

Individuals with a special interest and professional background in the topic of this particular project are invited to take up contact with the ECML National Nominating Authority in their country so that they can be considered for participation in the corresponding project workshop.

If you are working in a country that is a State party to the European Cultural Convention, but not a member State of the ECML (Azerbaijan, Georgia, Hungary, Italy, Monaco, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, San Marino, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom) you are welcome to contact the ECML secretariat: Erika.Komon@ecml.at.

Project workshop, 2-3 December 2021 

The workshop emphasizes

the purposes and methods for the assessment of skills of plurilingual students in their home languages to support their learning and career pathways (recognition of students’ linguistic repertoires, continuity in school pathways, taking into account the language skills of students in their educational trajectories, access to training for professionals working in this area, etc).

Profile of participants

Professional background

Teachers, stakeholders in education, institutions and /or associations for the assessment of language skills, decision-makers / political actors and stakeholders in language teaching.

Experience, competences required 

  • expertise in receiving and schooling migrant or bi/plurilingual students, and/or in the assessment of students' language skills;
  • practical experience (education / training, recognition schemes and development of evaluation tools, research) is highly desirable;
  • knowledge on issues of plurilingualism and the work of the Council of Europe in connection with plurilingual and intercultural education;
  • interpersonal skills and availability to work in an international network with online exchanges.
If you wish to participate click here and contact your National nominating authority.
This project is supported by countries signatory to the European Cultural Convention.