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1 2nd ECML Professional Network Forum - Graz, 6 January nd ECML Professional Network Forum Graz, 6 January 2011 Session One: Update on Network partner activities Conseil européen pour les langues / European Language Council (CEL/ELC) Activities undertaken in 2010 Wolfgang Mackiewicz

2 2nd ECML Professional Network Forum - Graz, 6 January Last year ….  The CEL/ELC‘s profile history – membership – organisational structure – mission (provisional) – what is special about the CEL/ELC ….? projects & policy development  The CEL/ELC‘s current and projected activities -LLP projects: LanQua, MOLAN, MULTICOM -DYLAN (FP6) -Preparation of three Special Interest Groups (SIGs) -core theme in 2009: The linguistic and cultural implications of the internationalisation of higher education institutions in Europe -EJLP / REPL

3 2nd ECML Professional Network Forum - Graz, 6 January the Business Platform for Multilingualism -the 2010 CEL/ELC Forum AND …. I talked about burning issues from the CEL/ELC point of view. PLUS …. I suggested action points …. ????

4 2nd ECML Professional Network Forum - Graz, 6 January PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES IN 2010  finetuning of burning issues (Board)  finalisation of the CEL/ELC mission statement (Board)  preparation and organisation of the 2010 CEL/ELC Forum – The Multilingual Challenge: the next generation  the (near) completion of our three LLP projects -> you MUST come to the MOLAN Closing Conference  the launch of our three CEL/ELC Special Interest Groups  the consolidation of the Business Platform

5 2nd ECML Professional Network Forum - Graz, 6 January  the launch of three new LLP projects Finetuning of burning issues (in preparation of / response to the 1st ECML Professional Network Forum) the internationalisation of higher education and the role of languages in this language mediation, including translation technology migration and mobility and their impact on education qualitative aspects of multilingualism, including the issue of multiliteracy the limitations of the EU’s ‘mother tongue plus two’ policy the role of languages in social inclusion the relevance of multilingualism to economic performance and employability disability and languages, including sign languages

6 2nd ECML Professional Network Forum - Graz, 6 January Mission Statement The Conseil européen pour les langues/ European Language Council is a non profit-making association, registered under Belgian law. It aims to promote the study of languages and cultures, including intercultural communication, so as to encourage the multilingual and multicultural development of Europe and internationally. It does so by: Enhancing the quality of learning and teaching in higher education; Launching new research and development initiatives; Developing policies and strategies at institutional, national and European levels; Disseminating information on these matters. The CEL/ELC fosters cooperation in all areas of education between teachers, researchers, students, educational institutions, associations, private organisations, policy makers and other bodies which share its aims.

7 2nd ECML Professional Network Forum - Graz, 6 January CEL/ELC Forum (Brussels, 2-3 December 2010) DAY ONE  The role of languages in the internationalisation of higher education  Challenges to strategies for language learning and teaching  The relevance of multilingualism to business performance and employability  Language mediation, including new tecnological tools DAY TWO  New research designed to address the new multilingual challenge DYLAN, LINEE, ELDIA, and Language Technology -> FP7

8 2nd ECML Professional Network Forum - Graz, 6 January (Near) completion of three LLP projects  LanQua – overarching aim: a European quality benchmark for the area of languages  MOLAN (Closing Conference – Brussels, January 2011) -> you are cordially invited  MULTICOM LAUNCH OF THREE NEW LLP PROJECTS  European benchmark framework for Mandarin Chinese  Optimising professional translator training in a multilingual Europe  CELAN – Network for the promotion of language strategies for competitiveness and employability

9 2nd ECML Professional Network Forum - Graz, 6 January The consolidation of the Business Platform  CELAN  OMC Thematic Working Group Languages for jobs Strategy Board Meeting  in spring 2011  to design a short- and medium-term agenda for the second decade of the 21st century  to agree on the format of a new CEL/ELC Web site  to pave the way for generation change

10 2nd ECML Professional Network Forum - Graz, 6 January CEL/ELC Website


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