Together the 8 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.
Resources for assessing the home language competences of migrant pupils
CLIL in languages other than English - successful transitions across educational stages
CEFR Companion Volume implementation toolbox
Developing teacher competences for pluralistic approaches - training and reflection tools for teachers and teacher educators
Digital citizenship through language education
Enhancing language education in cross-border vocational education
Young children's language learning pathways
Mediation in teaching, learning and assessment
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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. Find out more...
This action involves two initiatives:
Council of Europe
Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
Plurilingual and intercultural education
European Language Portfolio (ELP)
European Charter for
Regional or Minority
of adult migrants
for adult refugees
To support the work of the ECML, the host country has established the Austrian Association
of the ECML, which operates as the interface between the Council of Europe and the Austrian authorities.
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Materials and videos online soon
21 February 2022 – Unesco webinar on the occasion of the International Mother Language Day 2022 “Using technology for multilingual learning: Challenges and opportunities”
Language for Work (LfW): Supporting work-related second language learning in Slovakia
“Learning environments where modern languages flourish”: ECML training and consultancy workshop in Serbia (4 November and 9 December 2021, online)
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This publication celebrates a momentous stage in the history of the European Centre for Modern Languages: its 25th anniversary. Its central aims are to review and showcase the achievements of the ECML, as reflected in its many projects and publications, and to put its achievements in the context of the broader work of the Council of Europe.
This publication offers a fascinating journey through the world of international language education over a quarter of a century, seen from the perspective of one of its main actors, the European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe.
Demographic, political and technological changes in society combined with globalisation have dramatically reshaped the educational landscape in Europe in the past 25 years. As a result, the language-related expectations and challenges within national education systems have significantly evolved.
The publication which focuses on the role and achievements of the ECML in this context, includes contributions from international experts working at the cutting edge of language education as well as testimonials from stakeholders responsible for supporting and implementing innovative approaches to language education around Europe.
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The Professional Network Forum is formed of international associations and institutions that share common values and have overlapping expertise in the field of language education and assessment. Read more