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European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe

The ECML is a unique institution whose mission is to encourage excellence and innovation in language teaching and to help Europeans learn languages more efficiently. Our vision: A Europe committed to linguistic and cultural diversity... Find out more about the ECML


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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.
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Upcoming events


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27-28

Jan 2020
Digital Scenarios for transversal competences in secondary education and foreign language teacher education
Expert meeting
ECML, Graz, Austria
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4-6

Feb 2020
ECML – EU cooperation agreement 2019-2020
Relating language curricula, tests and examinations to the Common European Framework of Reference (RELANG): national training workshop
Prague, Czech Republic
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6-7

Feb 2020
Plurilingual and intercultural learning through mobility - Practical resources for teachers and teacher trainers (PluriMobil)
ECML training and consultancy for member States
Training workshop
Venue: Tallinn, Estonia

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Innovative methodologies and assessment in language learning

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:

Austria: host country of the ECML

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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ECML 25th Anniversary Conference 

Languages at the heart of learning:  25 years of inspiring innovation



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European Day of Languages

Resource of the month

Sign languages and the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Descriptors and approaches to assessment

This resource establishes European standards for sign languages for professional purposes in line with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and provides an overview of assessment descriptors and approaches.

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