"Inspiring innovation in language education: changing contexts, evolving competences": Call for proposals for the ECML 2020-2023 programme open until 22 April 2019
The European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe (ECML) invites professionals in language education who work and live in an ECML member state to take part in the Call for proposals which is open until 22 April 2019.
The priority areas established for this Call are based on the needs expressed in ECML member states. They also reflect views of language professionals and take account of developments at the Council of Europe and other European and international organisations. Just some of these areas are:
Get involved in a unique European platform!
The Call for proposals offers the opportunity to get involved in and benefit from a unique European platform to negotiate, communicate and publish your innovative ideas, and to make a genuine contribution towards influencing language education in Europe.
Would you like to address one or more of the above mentioned priorities, and share and enrich your ideas on language education through European collaboration? Are you interested in developing practical resources with the support of a renowned European institution, which can be adapted to fit the different national contexts? If so, do consider getting involved in an ECML project, either by submitting a project proposal or by applying as a team member.
Find out more details on the dedicated Call website
Please consult the dedicated website www.ecml.at/call to find out more about the national priorities and possible topics, key considerations for submissions, as well as ways of getting involved in the next ECML programme and the proposals procedure.
Please take note that the proposal form for project coordinators and the application form for team members will be available online by 31 January 2019.
Promote the Call
To facilitate the outreach of the Call to the envisaged expert public, the section of the Call website entitled “Promote the Call” contains support material such as the Call brochure, the Call flyer, the video presentation of the launch event of the Call, as well as images for promotional use (programme logo, website banner, wordle "Priorities", wordle "Education sectors, target groups and languages"). This section will be further developed over the next few weeks.
Upcoming promotional events
To support the dissemination at a national level in all ECML member states, the following activities could be organised between January and mid-April 2019:
We would be very grateful if you could promote the Call as widely as possible.
Contact for any questions:
Take part in the webinar "Action research communities for language teachers": Friday 25 January, 16:00-17:30 (CET)
Language: The webinar will be in English.
The European Centre for Modern Languages project “Action research communities for language teachers” (ARC) has supported 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. The 90-minute webinar will provide an insight into the experiences gathered over the 3 years of the project (2016-18) and the present the results achieved.
The goal of ARC has been to contribute towards quality enhancement in the language classroom through the application of action research approaches by tapping into existing networks with a view to creating new learning communities, which can be replicated across ECML member states.
Over the three years of the project, the team was able to strengthen professional networks by linking academic expertise on action research and good practice in the language classroom. The project has also designed a set of resources for teachers who would like to get into action research and also for teacher educators running courses on action research.
In the webinar the project team and colleagues involved in action research will speak about their experiences with action research :
During the webinar, attendees will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the content and some resources produced by the ARC project, to hear about action research from the perspectives of different educational and national contexts and to join in via a chat.
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