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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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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.

Promoting plurilingualism - Majority language in multilingual settings
To show how plurilingualism can be fostered in majority language teaching (for example, the teaching of Spanish in Spain or Polish in Poland) in secondary schools, this publication offers concrete examples for teacher development and strategies for change management. This resource book is complemented by video classroom examples on the website.

Plurilingualism and pluriculturalism in content-based teaching: A training kit
The training kit shows in which way the languages and cultures present in the classroom can be developed as a cross-curricular resource at primary and secondary level. It offers twenty-six content-based didactic units in English, French and Spanish to be used in classrooms.

Using the European Portfolio for Student Teachers of Languages (EPOSTL)
Complementing the ECML publication European Portfolio for Student Teachers of Languages (EPOSTL) a set of tools is available to facilitate the implementation of the EPOSTL in teacher education.

CLIL-LOTE-START – Content and language integrated learning for languages other than English – Getting started!
The publication provides insights into different forms and ways of putting into practice content and language integrated learning (CLIL) in primary and secondary education, pre- and in-service teacher education, as well as in the field of research and school development. It promotes the CLIL approach to a wider target public, beyond the area of specialists.

QualiTraining – A training guide for quality assurance in language education

The "QualiTraining Guide" provides a framework and the tools for facilitating the implementation of quality principles and procedures at a grassroots level. It is, thus, relevant both for individual professional development and for team / institutional contexts focusing on consolidating their "quality culture".


Assessment of young learner literacy linked to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
The handbook for teachers is designed to assist in the assessment of reading and writing in the primary language classroom.

Pathways through assessing, learning and teaching in the CEFR
"Pathways" - guide and kit - aims at supporting ownership and contextualization of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The guide provides a user-friendly tool for accessing the ‘nitty gritty’ of the CEFR. The kit assists teacher educators in devising training paths for understanding the principles of the CEFR and for envisaging links with classroom practice.

The European Language Portfolio – A guide to the planning, implementation and evaluation of whole-school projects
The guide explains how to use the European Language Portfolio to support the learning and teaching of all foreign languages at all levels in a school. Case studies carried out in ten countries illustrate different approaches to ELP use.

E-VOLLution: Exploring cutting edge applications of networked technologies in vocationally oriented language learning
The website and publication are targeted at teachers and teacher-trainers in VOLL (Vocationally Oriented Language Learning). They explain the background to the different aspects of ICT inVOLL, describe the steps involved in carrying out various ICT-based activities and provide practical examples and links to case studies on the VOLL website.

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