Languages of schooling and other thematic areas
Plurilingual and intercultural education
Developing the languages of schooling is inextricably linked to plurilingual approaches. Key issues are how to develop learners’ plurilingual repertoire and intercultural competences and how to embed a plurilingual approach in the language of schooling curriculum and integrate it with other learning contents.
Content and language integrated learning (CLIL)
The challenges of language teaching and content teaching are common to CLIL approaches and ‘language in other subjects’. Incorporating CLIL in a school curriculum needs to form part of a whole-school policy of languages of schooling.
Migrant education and employment
ECML projects in this area focus on how migrant learners' skills can be developed in the language of instruction as well their plurilingual competences.