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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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Communicating with migrants - Guide for staff in job centres and public services
Communication is key to the effective delivery of public services, but it can be challenging for many reasons. Where clients have limited spoken and/or written skills in the majority language and different cultural perspectives, these challenges are all intensified.

A guide to teacher competences for languages in education
How do existing tools and publications define and present language teacher competences? How are these tools used in practice, and which competences could be highlighted in future instruments? This website offers a comprehensive guide to teacher competences for language in education.

Developing language awareness in subject classes
The practical resources on the website help subject teachers to identify the linguistic needs of their learners and provide tailored support. The proposed procedures and language supportive teaching materials enable teachers to reflect on language-sensitive approaches which learners can draw on and apply when learning new subject content. In this context, teachers can explore how to support their students in writing, speaking, and reading tasks, how to create teaching materials, and in what ways

Digital literacy for the teaching and learning of languages
E-lang provides language teachers with resources which promote the use of “realworld tasks” in a pedagogical approach that fully integrates social interactions. E-lang ultimately supports learners to become competent and autonomous language users as well as digital citizens.

Sign languages and the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
ProSign resources integrate sign language education into Council of Europe developments in language education, especially the Common European Framework of References (CEFR). Highlights are an adaptation of the CEFR levels to sign languages in a modality neutral version, a model of a signed version of the European Language Portfolio (ELP) and approaches to assessment in this field. All information is available in International Sign and in English.

Learning environments where modern languages flourish
EOL presents a vision of a language friendly environment and encourages a strategic approach to language teaching and learning. The starting point for such a global approach to language education is a widespread awareness of the role of languages for the promotion of democratic citizenship and social cohesion.

Action research communities for language teachers
Action research facilitates the development of reflective classroom practice by linking professional networks, academic expertise and good practice in the language classroom. It supports teachers in enhancing the quality of their teaching and in strengthening their confidence.

A quality assurance matrix for CEFR use
The resource website promotes effective language learning by supporting teachers and other language education professionals in their use of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

A roadmap for schools to support the language(s) of schooling
What can schools do to help all learners succeed?
How can a school identify and address language needs?
What is the benefit of a whole-school approach that facilitates access to the language(s) of schooling?

“A roadmap for schools to support the language(s) of schooling” enables your school to setup a tailor-made wholeschool strategy to advance learners’ competences in the language(s) of schooling. The web-based tools support the schools to develop the li

Inspiring language learning and teaching in the early years: Why it matters and what it looks like for children age 3-12
This website is packed with resources and strategies for teachers and educators to help young children to develop their linguistic and intercultural competences. These take account of the linguistic repertoires of children – the different languages they encounter at home, at school and in society – so that they can engage successfully with linguistic and cultural diversity.

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Language teacher and learner competences New Media in Language Education
Plurilingual and intercultural education Evaluation and assessment
Migrant education and employment CLIL
Languages of schooling Early language learning
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