27 août 2015

www.ecml.at relaunched

The ECML website has just been relaunched with a new look and a series of new features.
The biggest change is the showcasing of the Centre’s work around nine key themes : Plurilingual Education; Early Language Learning; New Media in Language Education; Employment and Languages; Evaluation and Assessment; Mobility and Intercultural Learning; Migrants and Language Education; Signed Languages and Content and Language Integrated Learning. More...

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France: Courriel européen des langues - Spotlight on languages and employability

The International Centre for Pedagogical Studies (CIEP) has recently published the lastest issue of the Courriel européen des langues (only available in French). This issue offers a summary of the final seminar of the project "Languages ​​and employability / Langues et employabilité" (LEMP) held in June 2015 during which the results of a survey among over 800 companies were presented.
You will also find detailed information about the participation of French experts in ECML workshops and the EU programme "European Award for Languages ​​: Network of European Language Labelled Initiative Project / NelliP) which is aimed to promote quality in language learning through the application of the quality criteria used to award the European Language Label, as well as a selection of publications, educational resources and seminars announcements. More...

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Ireland: Léargas website relaunched

Léargas, the Education Service in Ireland and Irish National Contact Point for the ECML, has just relaunched its website with an extremely user friendly design and detailed contents on the work of the Centre and the European Day of Languages. Enjoy your visit!

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L’intercompréhension - Brochure of the General Delegation on the French Language and the Languages of France

Download the brochure "l'intercompréhension" of the General Delegation on the French Language and the Languages of France (28 pages, only available in French).
The publication presents, among others, the Framework for pluralistic approaches to languages and cultures (FREPA/CARAP), which was developed as part of the European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML) of the Council of Europe. More...

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Competences for Democratic Culture: invitation to take part in testing competence descriptors from July to mid-September 2015

Competences for Democratic Culture: invitation to take part in testing competence descriptors from July to mid-September 2015. The link to the questionnaires can be found at the bottom of the following article.

http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/education/descriptors_EN.asp. More...

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Council of Europe Symposium on "The linguistic integration of adult migrants: lessons from research"

The Council of Europe's Language Policy Unit is organising a symposium on "The linguistic integration of adult migrants: lessons from research" in Strasbourg on 30 March - 1 April 2016. Its aim is to consider to what extent and in what ways scientific evidence can inform the development of policy and practice designed to support the linguistic integration of adult migrants.
You are invited to disseminate the Call for papers widely among your networks.
The deadline for submission of abstracts is 15 September 2015.
Registration and submissions are managed through the Symposium website (in English and French)
Contact for specific queries: symposium2016@coe.int
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OLBI’s Annual Report for 2013-2014 - Highlights relating to the ECML

The Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI) remains the Canadian contact point for the European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML) of the Council of Europe. It coordinates the participation of Canadian experts in ECML projects within the current programme ‘Learning through Languages 2012-2015’ and regularly exhibits teaching and research publications of the ECML and of its own research groups, during annual conferences and events.
OLBI’s Director Richard Clément (*) participated in the ECML conference on “Quality education and language competences for 21st century society: traditions, challenges and visions” (19-20 March 2014, in Graz, Austria). (p. 16)

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EPOSTL presented at GlobELT 2015 Conference

The GlobELT 2015 Conference brought together researchers, practitioners, and educators with an  interest in language teaching and linguistics at all levels from around the world to promote connections between theory and practice and to explore different perspectives on the application of research findings in different contexts.
Three eminent linguists were invited as keynote speakers: David Newby (University of Graz, Austria), Rod Ellis (University of Auckland, New Zealand) and Gülcan Erçetin (Boğaziçi University, Turkey)
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Just released by CIEP, France: Courriel européen des langues no. 33

The 33rd edition of the Courriel européen des langues provides a summary report on the annual seminar on the European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML) « Politiques européennes des langues et priorités nationales » (European language policies and national priorities”) organised by the Delegation to the European and International Relations and Cooperation - DREIC ( Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research), the General Delegation for the French language and the languages of France - DGLFLF - (Ministry of Culture and Communication) and the International Centre for  Studies in Education (CIEP). More...

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Use of ICT in support of language teaching and learning

The inventory currently contains descriptions of 73 tools and is freely available at the following address: http://ict-rev.ecml.at/en-us/Resources/Web-tool-directory. The descriptions in the inventory aim to help language teachers and teacher trainers decide whether a tool is pedagogically and technologically suitable for the activity that they are planning to do with their class. To make this possible, the tools are currently searchable via a number of pedagogical and technological criteria. More...

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