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Programme 2020-2023
Inspiring innovation in language education: changing contexts, evolving competences

2020 marks the launch of the ECML’s 6th medium-term programme: “Inspiring innovation in language education: changing contexts, evolving competences.” This programme has been developed in direct response to identified language education priorities in ECML member states. Moreover, it is clearly situated within the context of wider Council of Europe priorities in education, in particular inclusive approaches to education and education for democratic citizenship, where the development of linguistic and intercultural competences plays a key role. The new programme 2020-2023 encompasses 9 projects and 12 Training and Consultancy activities.

New development projects

Together the 9 projects address the following key themes: formative assessment in early language learning and for newly arrived migrant children, languages in support of digital citizenship and other transversal skills, the CEFR Companion Volume and linguistic mediation, CLIL in languages other than English, neighbouring languages in cross-border vocational training, teacher competences for pluralistic approaches.

Assessing young migrants‘ home languages
Isabelle Audras

CEFR Companion Volume implementation toolkit
Johann Fischer

Enhancing language education in cross-border vocational education
Claudia Polzin-Haumann

CLIL in languages other than English - 
successful transitions across educational stages

Petra Daryai-Hansen

Developing teacher competences for pluralistic approaches - 
training and reflection tools for teachers and teacher educators

Brigitte Gerber   

Developing transversal competences in language education
Raili Hildén

Mediation in teaching, learning and assessment
Maria Stathopoulou

Digital citizenship through language education
Christian Ollivier

Young children's language learning pathways
Flore Schank

Training and consultancy

For support in national contexts within the ECML’s Training and consultancy activities, member states can choose from the following 12 areas:

  • Language of schooling and subject learning – Identifying and integrating linguistic and subject objectives – Hands-on training sessions
  • A Guide to teacher competences for languages in education
  • Pluralistic approaches to languages and cultures – A didactic tool for integrated plurilingual and intercultural education
  • Supporting the language(s) of schooling: the ROADMAP – a web-based, user-friendly and customised self-assessment tool to foster school development
  • Creating learning environments where modern languages flourish
  • Using ICT in support of language teaching and learning
  • Enhancing language learning and teaching through Action Research Communities for language teachers
  • Quality education in Romani for Europe (QualiRom)
  • Language for work – How to support work-related language learning for adult migrants
  • CLIL and beyond: pluriliteracies for deeper learning
  • Supporting multilingual classrooms
  • Evaluation and assessment – Relating language curricula, tests and examinations to the Common European Framework of Reference (RELANG)

Priorities in ECML member states

Education sectors, target groups and languages