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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Launched by the Council of Europe, the European Language Portfolio (ELP) has rapidly become one of the most influential instruments in the reform of language teaching and learning practice in Europe. This publication is aimed at language teacher educators and language teachers who are preparing to use the ELP with their learners. It is the result of an ECML project "Training teachers to use the European Language Portfolio" carried out in the Centre’s 2004-2007 programme.
Target group(s): teacher educators
Publication year: 2007
ELP-TT– Former les enseignants à l'utilisation du Portfolio européen des langues (FR)
ELP–TT – Preparing teachers to use the European Language Portfolio (EN)
ELP–TT Project - Website (EN) (FR)
Please use the following bibliographic reference if you choose to cite any part of this resource:
For the book:Little David (2007),
ELP–TT – Preparing teachers to use the European Language Portfolio – arguments, materials and resources, Council of Europe Publishing, Strasbourg.
For the website:
ELP–TT – Preparing teachers to use the European Language Portfolio – arguments, materials and resources, Council of Europe (European Centre for Modern Languages), Graz,
available at , accessed 04 Mar 2024.
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European portfolio for pre-primary educators - The plurilingual and intercultural dimension 11522
Language skills for successful subject learning - CEFR-linked descriptors for mathematics and history/civics 11080
Inventory of ICT tools and open educational resources 10583
Teaching the language of schooling in the context of diversity - Study materials for teacher development 9580
Empowering language networks - Tools for mediating ECML resources 8430
Collaborative community approach to migrant education - A virtual open course for educators 8252
A European learning network for professionals supporting work-related second language development 8072
A pluriliteracies approach to teaching for learning 8026
ECML publications for plurilingual and intercultural education in use - Tools and ideas for dissemination 7892
Towards whole-school language curricula: Examples of practice in schools 7645
List of publications 1998-2016
Modern Languages (2012)
Programme glossary 2008-2011 "Empowering language professionals” (2013)