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Languages of schooling

Language education does not stop with language as subject. Language proficiency is equally needed in all other subjects, which are sometimes falsely considered as “non-linguistic” subjects.

ECML projects

Developing language awareness in subject classes

In order to succeed, learners need to have a solid command of the language used in class, which is different from the language used in everyday non-academic situations. The project will provide subject teachers with practical procedures to identify the needs of their learners and to support them.

Project duration: 2016-2019
Project website in English / French

 
A roadmap for schools to support the language(s) of schooling
 

The aim of the project is to support the language(s) of schooling in both the formal and informal contexts of schools (e.g. extra-curricular activities/in the library, etc). It will enable school stakeholders to become aware of the importance of the language dimension across all subjects and will offer concrete ways in which they can contribute to the development of the learners’ competences in the language(s) of schooling.

Project duration: 2017-2018
Project results website in English / French / German
 
Language skills for successful subject learning CEFR linked descriptors for mathematics and history/civics

These resources highlight challenges for young learners in subject classes where the language of instruction is not their first language. The focus is on minimum language standards in history/civics and mathematics for learners aged 12/13 and 15/16. The language descriptors are linked to CEFR levels A2, B1 and B2 and available in six languages.

Project duration: 2012-2013
Project results website in English / French
   
 

 

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