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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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Promotion excellence in sign language instruction

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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.


• an assessment guide with test examples for classroom based and other types of testing
• a European language portfolio (ELP) for sign languages learners and a Moodle platform
• a list of teacher competences and curriculum guidelines for teacher training
• sign language proficiency levels and background information about the CEFR

Instructions for learners – assessment structure

The development of assessments to evaluate language learners’ proficiency is the consequence of the teaching and learning of a sign language. Assessment procedures can include different test formats, such as a self-assessment test, checklists, observation or standardized language tests. These test formats can evaluate sign language comprehension, production, and interaction at different linguistic levels. The assessment of sign languages can be conceptualized in a summative and formative framework.
We understand the concept of assessment also as a didactic means to provide, for example, feedback to an in-class assignment of language learners or feedback an assignment language learners had to complete at home.

Structure eELP for sign languages

The three components language passport, language biography and dossier support the objective of the ELP.
Sign language communication is carried out both face-to-face and using video (e.g. via the internet).
Moodle offers a suitable open-source virtual learning platform ( https://moodle.prosign.ecml.at
). Using the platform, learners can classify their documents according to the categories –
comprehension, production and interaction.

Target group(s): teachersteacher educators

Publication year: 2021

Author(s): Christian Rathmann, van den Bogaerde Beppie, Tobias Haug, Lorraine Leeson

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