Waldemar Martyniuk, the Executive Director of the ECML, and Irina Khaleeva, Rector of Moscow State Linguistic University, signed the agreement which will focus in particular on cooperation on the ECML projects “Developing migrants’ language competences at work (Language for Work)” and “Signed languages for professional purposes (PRO-Sign)” which are areas of particular interest for MSLU. The partnership agreement represents the first of its kind for the ECML and a formal way of increasing expert contacts between the ECML and MSLU.
Signed languages for professional purposes (PRO-Sign)
The PRO-Sign project will establish European standards for signed language proficiency for professional purposes, focusing specifically on sign language teaching in Deaf Studies and Sign Language Interpreting programmes. The project will provide definitions of Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) proficiency levels for signed languages and develop a sample assessment kit for signed language competency at the C1/C2 level indicating the qualification of professional interpreters.
Developing migrants’ language competences at work (Language for Work)
This project will create a European network for professional development of teachers of migrant workers learning the majority language. It will produce a web-based resource centre for languages in the workplace, which comprises a toolkit of practical resources for planning language training provision, with examples of good practice and quality criteria and samples of teaching materials.
Irina Khaleeva, Rector of Moscow State Linguistic University and Waldemar Martyniuk, the Executive Director of the ECML
Moscow State Linguistic University