The European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML) is a Council of Europe institution to which thirty-three countries currently subscribe. The ECML assists its member states in addressing challenges within their national education systems by:
The work of the Centre focuses primarily on priority areas in member states such as migration and language education, plurilingual education, mobility and intercultural learning, new media in language education, evaluation and assessment, early language learning, content and language integrated learning, employment and languages. Teacher education is at the core of its work. ECML activities are complementary to those of the Council of Europe’s work related to the development of policies and planning tools in the field of language education and the Secretariat of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages.
Within the framework of its 4-year programmes, the Centre works together with ministries, language experts, national institutions and international language organisations. Through its programmes, the ECML provides a platform for gathering and disseminating information, stimulating discussion and training multipliers in matters related to language education. It also maintains Europe-wide networks for teacher trainers, researchers and educational administrators.
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Weblogs (or blogs) are possibly the most visible of the Web 2.0 technologies, described by some as “push-button publishing for the people”. One commentator describes blogs as “impressive spontaneous acts of decentralised journalism”, while another talks of the power of blogs to “transform both writers and readers from audience to public and from consumer to creator”. This publication is one of the outcomes of an ECML project which, over the course of three years, investigated the design of an educational blogging platform and its use in the language classroom. It is intended for the adventurous language teacher who wishes to harness the potential of the writable Web in his or her language class, the teacher trainer who promotes a social constructivist paradigm, and the educational software designer who seeks to create flexible educational tools which incorporate “subversion”.
Target group(s): teachers
Publication year: 2007
Blogs dans l’enseignement des langues vivantes (FR)
Blogs : web journals in language education (EN)
Please use the following bibliographic reference if you choose to cite any part of this resource:
Camilleri Mario (2007),
Blogs: web journals in language education, Council of Europe Publishing, Strasbourg.
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Download the catalogue of the ECML programme outputs 2016-2019 "Languages at the heart of learning": English - French
European portfolio for pre-primary educators - The plurilingual and intercultural dimension 11508
Language skills for successful subject learning - CEFR-linked descriptors for mathematics and history/civics 11071
Inventory of ICT tools and open educational resources 10577
Teaching the language of schooling in the context of diversity - Study materials for teacher development 9577
Empowering language networks - Tools for mediating ECML resources 8426
Collaborative community approach to migrant education - A virtual open course for educators 8240
A European learning network for professionals supporting work-related second language development 8066
A pluriliteracies approach to teaching for learning 8019
ECML publications for plurilingual and intercultural education in use - Tools and ideas for dissemination 7890
Towards whole-school language curricula: Examples of practice in schools 7641
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