Are you a parent struggling to find motivating activities to support your child’s language development at home? Or a language teacher adapting your pedagogy to online delivery? Perhaps you are a student, who would like to use this opportunity to have some fun while working on your language skills? If so, the new ECML treasure chest is for you.
With special thanks to the creativity and dedication of the “EOL” project team – Learning environments where modern languages flourish – and the “ILLEY” project team – Inspiring language learning in the early years – as well as with input from other language professionals involved in ECML activities, a treasure chest is currently being created where learners, parents and teachers can find precious gems – state-of-the-art resources which lend themselves to the current challenges of learning and teaching at home and online. We will continue to refine the contents of this treasure chest in the coming days and weeks.
We will also dig for more treasure among our own ECML resources and would be thrilled if our readers from across the world could tell us where to find other such “gems” that we can add to this treasure chest.
The ECML treasure chest is linked to the new Council of Europe Education website – COVID-19 Response. Here you can find some lesson plans focusing on important issues arising from the current health emergency. Each lesson plan is designed around a theme corresponding to one of the domains of Digital Citizenship, and linked to the learning outcomes set out in the Council of Europe’s Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture. You can also find good education practices from member states, as well as relevant Council of Europe education standards.
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