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1 ECML European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe in Graz

2  Strasbourg, founded 1949  Oldest and geographically largest European institution in the area of intergovernmental co-operation  47 member states Areas of action  Human rights (European Court of Human Rights)  Legal co-operation  Social cohesion  Education, Culture & Heritage, Youth & Sport The Council of Europe

3 Languages are the basis of: communication intercultural dialogue social cohesion democratic citizenship Promotion of: Plurilingualism of citizens Linguistic diversity in Europe Languages at the Council of Europe

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

5 Language Policy Division Examples of publications and ongoing work Common European Framework of Reference for Languages European Language Portfolio Guide for the development of language education policies in Europe Current project: Language(s) of schooling –Language as a subject –Language in other subjects

6 European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages The only international treaty specifically devoted to the protection and promotion of regional or minority languages Aim: To enable speakers of minority languages to use them in public life

7 26 September European Day of Languages Online resources “Input your events”-calendar Posters Stickers Interactive games Greeting cards And much more... Celebrating plurilingualism cultural diversity lifelong language learning

8 European Centre for Modern Languages Founded in Graz, Austria, 1994 Enlarged partial agreement of the Council of Europe 34 member states Support of language education policies through: Dissemination of good practices Promotion of innovation Training of multipliers Development of expert networks

9 European Centre for Modern Languages Structure: Governing Board  Delegates from the 34 member states Bureau  Chair, 2 Vice-Chairs, 4 members National Nominating Authorities National Contact Points Austrian Association ECML Secretariat

10 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

11 ECML programme Thematic areas Evaluation Continuity in language learning Content and language education Plurilingual education

12 Programme objectives 1.Enhancing the professional competence of language teachers 2.Strengthening professional networks and the wider community of language educators 3.Enabling language professionals to have greater impact on reform processes 4.Contributing to better quality of language education in Europe

13 Projects in the ECML programme EVALUATION EVALUATION Piloting the European Portfolio for Student Teachers of Languages Encouraging the culture of evaluation Guidelines for university language testing Quality training at grassroots level Projects on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Level estimation grid for teachers Training in relating language examinations Assessment of young learner literacy

14 Projects in the ECML programme CONTINUITY IN LANGUAGE EDUCATION CONTINUITY IN LANGUAGE EDUCATION Developing online teaching skills Exploring cutting edge applications of networked technologies in vocationally oriented language learning Mobility programmes for plurilingual and intercultural education – tools for language teachers Projects on the European Language Portfolio: The European Language Portfolio in whole-school use Training teachers to use the European Language Portfolio (follow-up project)

15 Projects in the ECML programme CONTENT AND LANGUAGE EDUCATION CONTENT AND LANGUAGE EDUCATION Content-based modern language teaching for young learners Curriculum development for Content and Language Integrated Learning Content and Language Integrated Learning through languages other than English - Getting started start.ecml.at Good practice in Content and Language Integrated Learning for languages other than English Content based teaching + plurilingual/cultural awareness

16 Projects in the ECML programme PLURILINGUAL EDUCATION PLURILINGUAL EDUCATION A framework of reference for pluralistic approaches Minority languages, collateral languages and bi- /plurilingual education Majority language instruction as basis for plurilingual education Language associations and collaborative support

17 Want to stay informed? On-line newsletter published twice a year on: ECML events developments in the Language Policy Division other relevant sectors of the Council of Europe’s work Subscribe to


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