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The work of the ECML represents a collective effort and determination to enhance the quality in language education at challenging times. The publications illustrate the dedication and active involvement of all those who participated in a series of international projects and training and consultancy activities. The promotion of the programme outputs and their adaptation to different learning environments is supported through National Contact Points in each of the member states of the Centre. Read more

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More languages? – PlurCur! Research and practice regarding plurilingual whole school curricula

European language policy aims at fostering plurilingualism in individuals but how this goal can be attained within schools as institutions has not been part of the education policy discourse.

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Language for work - a quick guide

How to help adult migrants develop work-related language skills - a quick guide

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Language skills for successful subject learning - CEFR-linked descriptors for mathematics and history/civics

These resources highlight challenges for young learners in subject classes where the language of instruction is not their first language. The focus is on minimum language standards in history/civics and mathematics for learners aged 12/13 and 15/16. The language descriptors are linked to CEFR levels A2, B1 and B2 and available in six languages.

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A pluriliteracies approach to teaching for learning

A pluriliteracies approach builds on CLIL approaches to help learners become better meaning-makers, who can draw on content knowledge to communicate successfully across languages, disciplines and cultures. In this way it promotes deep learning and helps develop responsible, global citizens.

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Collaborative community approach to migrant education - A virtual open course for educators

The resources offer innovative ways to enhance young migrants’ education by developing links between schools, the home and local partners in education. This educational joint venture develops the learners’ skills in the language of schooling as well as their plurilingual competences.

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Inventory of ICT tools and open educational resources

Language education is an area where open-access resources, online courses, virtual classrooms and social networks are being increasingly used to give learners access to information, promote interaction and communication, and enhance digital literacy skills. Language professionals need to know not only how to use these tools but how to review them according to pedagogical criteria.

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Empowering language networks - Tools for mediating ECML resources

The LACS network mediates between ECML projects and language teacher associations and other networks at regional and national levels. Its purpose is to raise awareness of existing ECML projects and resources and to motivate teachers and others involved in language education to adapt these to their local environment, in order to facilitate widespread impact on learning and teaching.

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A European learning network for professionals supporting work-related second language development

Language for Work is a European learning network for professionals teaching the language of the host country to migrants and ethnic minorities in work-related contexts. The network helps members share and develop their practice.

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Teaching the language of schooling in the context of diversity - Study materials for teacher development

The study materials focus on teacher education for the language of schooling (e.g. French in France, Polish in Poland). They draw on the linguistic and cultural diversity in the classroom for the benefit of all learners.

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European portfolio for pre-primary educators - The plurilingual and intercultural dimension

This portfolio is designed for educators and teachers in the pre-primary sector, either in initial or in-service training. It encourages personal reflection on the professional skills related to the linguistic and intercultural dimension of working with children.

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ECML publications for plurilingual and intercultural education in use - Tools and ideas for dissemination

The resources promote better recognition and wider use of ECML publications for plurilingual and intercultural education and provide strategies for the implementation of the publications in the member states.

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Towards whole-school language curricula: Examples of practice in schools

The resources provide tools which help to clarify, develop and implement plurilingual, intercultural and inclusive whole-school policies in different contexts in ECML member states.

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Plurilingual and intercultural learning through mobility - Practical resources for teachers and teacher trainers

PluriMobil is a teaching tool that offers activities and materials to support the plurilingual and intercultural learning of students for the phases before, during and after a mobility activity. This tool can be adapted to multiple mobility projects across all educational levels.

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Sign languages and the Common European Framework of References 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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Plurilingual and intercultural competences - Descriptors and teaching materials

FREPA National Networks disseminate the tools developed within the Framework of Reference for Pluralistic Approaches to Languages and Cultures (FREPA/CARAP) to support plurilingual and intercultural education at all levels.

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Involving parents in plurilingual and intercultural education - Resources and examples of practice

A resource website to inform parents and educational practitioners about the cognitive and social benefits of parental involvement in plurilingual and intercultural education.

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Glossary – ECML programme 2008-2011 Empowering language professionals

2008-2011 programme of activities of the ECML “Empowering language professionals: competences – networks – impact – quality”: Glossary of English, French and German terms, definitions applying to the individual project contexts, examples and references, and comments.

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Regional/Minority Languages in bi-/plurilingual education: Languages from near and far

Based on European objectives to favour linguistic diversity and plurilingual and pluricultural education, the publication presents piloted materials, activities and didactic tools. These are related to a theoretical framework which creates links between dominant languages and minority or regional languages in Europe and beyond. A teaching kit also offers a collection of practical examples and recommendations for policy-makers in the area of education.

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FREPA: A Framework of Reference for Pluralistic Approaches to Languages and Cultures - Competences and resources

This publication opens ways for implementing pluralistic approaches in classrooms in order to develop the plurilingual and intercultural competences of learners of all subjects.

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Guidelines for task-based university language testing

The publication explains how languages for specific purposes (LSP) can be tested in the university context using a task-based approach. It shows how such an approach to language testing can be used in various settings and how task-based language tests are devised and administered.

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