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1 In support of plurilingual people living in multilingual societies: the contribution of the European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML) in Graz Waldemar Martyniuk & Susanna Slivensky

2 Language Policy Division, Strasbourg, France European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, Strasbourg, France European Centre for Modern Languages, Graz, Austria Department of Language Education and Policy

3 European Centre for Modern Languages Founded in Graz, Austria, 1994 Enlarged Partial Agreement 34 member states Supported by Austrian authorities Governing Board Secretariat

4 Mission: Support for implementation of modern language education policies by: promoting innovation and facilitating reforms in language teaching and learning development of networks of experts dissemination of good practice European Centre for Modern Languages

5 How the ECML works: 4-year medium term programmes of projects coordinated by international expert teams National contact points in all member states National nominating authorities in all member states Nominated participants from each member state who form national and international networks and function as multipliers Interactive online platform for expert communication Project results published as books, CD-ROMs, Internet materials, etc. European Centre for Modern Languages

6 ECML: 15 years of promoting excellence in language education 2009 in figures: 988 participants in activities financed by the ECML 48 events organised, 52 supported by the ECML 21 projects in progress 54 publications in free distribution 9 new translations of ECML publications >400,000 accesses to ECML publications on the ECML website >1,2 million visits to the ECML’s main website >5,750 subscribers to the European Language Gazette >640 events registered in 47 countries for the EDL 2009

7 All publications are available online in downloadable format free of charge Books CD-ROMs Project websites Project flyers Travelling exhibition available for conferences and fairs ECML programme

8 ECML programme 2008– projects, 4 thematic areas Evaluation and assessment Continuity in language learning Content and language integrated education Plurilingual education

9 ECML contribution to the Show & Tell session: current projects CARAP: A Framework of Reference for Pluralistic Approaches (Jean-François de Pietro) CLIL-CD: Curriculum Development for Content and Language Integrated Learning (Gisella Langé) CLIL-LOTE-GO: Good Practice in Content and Language Integrated Learning for Languages other than English (Christine LePape- Racine) ELP-WSU: The European Language Portfolio in Whole- School Use (David Little) MARILLE: Majority Language Instruction as a Basis for Plurilingual Education (Terry Lamb) E-VOLLution: Exploring cutting edge applications of networked technologies in Vocationally Oriented Language Learning (Tony Fitzpatrick)

10 ECML contribution to the Show & Tell session: “ECML country room” Representatives of ECML member states presenting impact of ECML work in member states: Albania represented by Tatjana Vuçani Austria represented by Gunther Abuja Estonia represented by Maie Soll and Tõnu Tender Germany represented by Christof Arnold Norway represented by Jorunn Berntzen and Gerard Doetjes

11 ECML Programme Long-term vision: developing and promoting the use of inclusive, plurilingual and intercultural approaches to education Synergies: implementation of policy guidelines and reference tools developed by the Language Policy Division and other Council of Europe units and bodies Cooperation: Professional Network Forum and Graz Declaration on Language Education 2010 “PROMOTING INCLUSIVE, PLURILINGUAL AND INTERCULTURAL EDUCATION”

12 Call for submissions for the ECML programme Focus on the learner Inclusive, plurilingual and intercultural approach Lifelong learning: formal and informal/non-formal contexts Development strand of work: ECML long-term vision Mediation strand of work: towards implementation of the long-term vision Key features of the programme:

13 Call for submissions for the ECML programme

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19 1.Call for tender Submissions by individual experts to take part in/coordinate a project outlined by the ECML, targeting one of the following domains:  the foreign language classroom  the majority language classroom  the subject classroom  informal/non-formal learning  the mediation area

20 Call for submissions for the ECML programme Call for project proposals Submissions by teams of experts to run a project relating to the programme scheme and to one of the following themes:  Support for migrant language education  Regional or minority languages  Sign languages and language provision for the blind and visually impaired  Evaluation and assessment  Innovative approaches in foreign language learning

21 Call for submissions for the ECML programme For ECML member states: support for promoting the Call at national level Deadline for submissions: 1 May 2011 Details: Launch of the programme: 1 October on the occasion of the closing conference of the ECML programme

22 How to stay informed? Online newsletter published 2 times a year ECML events developments in the Language Policy Division other relevant news on the Council of Europe´s work Subscribe to the European Language Gazette


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