Together the 8 projects address the following key themes: formative assessment in early language learning and for newly arrived migrant children, languages in support of digital citizenship and other transversal skills, the CEFR Companion Volume and linguistic mediation, CLIL in languages other than English, neighbouring languages in cross-border vocational training, teacher competences for pluralistic approaches.
Resources for assessing the home language competences of migrant pupils
CLIL in languages other than English - successful transitions across educational stages
CEFR Companion Volume implementation toolbox
Developing teacher competences for pluralistic approaches - training and reflection tools for teachers and teacher educators
Digital citizenship through language education
Enhancing language education in cross-border vocational education
Young children's language learning pathways
Mediation in teaching, learning and assessment
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A Cooperation agreement between the European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe and the DG Education and Culture of the European Commission. Find out more...
This action involves two initiatives:
Council of Europe
Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
Plurilingual and intercultural education
European Language Portfolio (ELP)
European Charter for
Regional or Minority
of adult migrants
for adult refugees
To support the work of the ECML, the host country has established the Austrian Association
of the ECML, which operates as the interface between the Council of Europe and the Austrian authorities.
Visiting the ECML
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Languages at the heart of learning: 25 years of inspiring innovation
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The RECOLANG team (Resources for assessing the home language competences of migrant pupils) is carrying out a European survey on the place of home languages at school, particularly within different education programmes or curricula involving migrant adolescents aged 11-18.
This survey focuses on the practices of assessing home language skills and their role in different European education systems.
The survey is made up of two complementary sections aimed at two different target audiences:
The survey will be online until the end of 2021. We would be very grateful if you could participate in this survey and disseminate it as widely as possible through your professional networks to anyone who might be interested in this project.
The Recolang project team
Language, culture and identity in an Irish primary school
European Language Gazette: a special edition to mark the 20th Anniversary of the European Day of Languages
Belgium becomes a member state of the ECML!
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Are you a parent struggling to find motivating activities to support your child’s language development at home? Or a language teacher adapting your pedagogy to online delivery? Perhaps you are a student, who would like to use this opportunity to have some fun while working on your language skills? If so, the new ECML treasure chest is for you.
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Download the resource catalogue : English - French
This website contains a comprehensive
set of resources, outlining both
competences and examples of practice.
At the same time, it acts as a platform for
an active network of professionals in the
field, where teachers, learning providers,
employers and authorities can share
expertise and develop practice.
This resource website enables your school to setup a tailor-made wholeschool strategy to advance learners’ competences in the language(s) of schooling. The web-based tools support the schools to develop the linguistic and critical thinking skills ALL learners need in ALL subjects to ensure learning and school success.
• Web-based survey tool for self-assessment
• Examples of promising practice
• Information pack for coordinators involved in the school’s development process
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This publication celebrates a momentous stage in the history of the European Centre for Modern Languages: its 25th anniversary. Its central aims are to review and showcase the achievements of the ECML, as reflected in its many projects and publications, and to put its achievements in the context of the broader work of the Council of Europe.
This publication offers a fascinating journey through the world of international language education over a quarter of a century, seen from the perspective of one of its main actors, the European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe.
Demographic, political and technological changes in society combined with globalisation have dramatically reshaped the educational landscape in Europe in the past 25 years. As a result, the language-related expectations and challenges within national education systems have significantly evolved.
The publication which focuses on the role and achievements of the ECML in this context, includes contributions from international experts working at the cutting edge of language education as well as testimonials from stakeholders responsible for supporting and implementing innovative approaches to language education around Europe.
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The Professional Network Forum is formed of international associations and institutions that share common values and have overlapping expertise in the field of language education and assessment. Read more
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