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CEDEFOP, the European Training Village (ETV)

CEDEFOP, the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, uses the latest available technology to bring professionals the most up to date information in the field of vocational education and training in Europe. The European training village (ETV) newsletter is an awareness service distributed monthly by Cedefop featuring information on vocational training issues at European level: latest Community legislation and policy, calls for proposals, e-documents, web sites, news, forthcoming events, what's new at ETV and recent Cedefop publications. It has been prepared by the Library and documentation service in collaboration with the ETV.

Council of Europe

The Council of Europe is an intergovernmental organisation which aims to protect human rights, pluralist democracy and the rule of law; to promote awareness and encourage the development of Europe’s cultural identity and diversity ; to seek solutions to problems facing European society (discrimination against minorities, xenophobia, intolerance, environmental protection, human cloning, Aids, drugs, organised crime, etc.); to help consolidate democratic stability in Europe by backing political, legislative and constitutional reform.


E-VOLLution, Exploring cutting edge applications of networked technologies in vocationally oriented language learning, looks at the basic e-skills which 21st century workers need, and provides a toolkit for those active in this field. The results and website of the E-VOLLution project are to be found on the ECML website from which you can download this and other publications.

ECML Professional Network Forum

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. Under the auspices of the ECML, the members of the Forum have agreed to share their know-how and have committed themselves to work together on areas of common interest in the service of language education. The INGO-Professional Network Forum on language educataion was founded on 7 January, in Graz, Austria, at the European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML) of the Council of Europe. The 3rd Professional Network Forum was held at at the European Centre for Modern Languages on 2nd February 2012. As well as updating partners on current activities, burning issues in international language education as identified by the membership of the Forum partners were discussed.

For further information check here. was created with the vision: To ensure that aspiring and existing teachers who are called to work with this special population of students have the resources they need to be successful in their pursuit of ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher certification. serves as a state-by-state guide that details the specific education, examination, and assessment requirements that each state’s Board of Education has established for qualifying teachers for TESOL certification.

European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA, Brussels)

EAEA is a transnational, non-profit association whose purpose is to link and represent European organisations which are directly involved in adult learning. Its primary focus is NGOs whose principal aim is the education of adults, and it works where possible through national co-ordinating bodies for adult learning. Originally known as the European Bureau of Adult Education, it was founded in 1953 by representatives from a number of European countries. Today the association is made up of some 100 organisations in 34 countries - from Cyprus to the Nordic countries, and from Iceland to Russia.

European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML, Graz)

Aim of the ECML is to promote Language Education in Europe. The Council of Europe has created the European Centre for Modern Languages - a unique institution whose mission is to encourage excellence and innovation in language teaching and to help Europeans learn languages more efficiently.

Language Course Finder - Internet Course Finders

The Language Course Finder website provides a wide range of information for people interested in the learning or teaching of foreign languages. Contents include the Language Course Finder, a directory listing more than 5,300 institutions providing tuition in their native language to foreign students. With over 10 000 language schools teaching 88 languages in 115 countries, is the largest online directory of language courses and language schools worldwide.

Lingu@net Europa

Lingu@net Europa is a multilingual, on-line resource centre for foreign language learning. It provides information about, and links to good on-line resources from around the world relating to the learning and teaching of any modern foreign language. The whole site can be accessed in: Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish. believes that teachers have the power to inspire our future. Your dedication to the field of education is immensely commendable. Whether you are an experienced teacher who is continuing their education, or a teacher candidate who has just begun the process - wants to support you. is offering a $2,500 scholarship to help you pay for your education and other associated expenses. Additionally, offers a page dedicated to "How to Become an ESL Teacher" which can be found here: is one of the most comprehensive directories for teaching education on the web. With hundreds of teaching schools and thousands of teaching education degree programs in our database, we are helping connect students and schools to build a better teaching education system.

TEFL jobs in FRANCE (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)

Site for EFL / ESL (English as a foreign language / English as a second language) teachers looking for employment in France, and employers seeking to recruit. If you are looking for employment in France as an English language teacher on a full-time or part-time basis, you have come to the right address!

The European Language Certificates (telc)

The European Language Certificates are language examinations at four levels of the Council of Europe's Common European Framework. The examinations are run by the Weiterbildungs-Testsysteme GmbH, based in Frankfurt, Germany. The examinations, originally developed for adult education centres (VHS) in Germany, can be taken in 15 European countries.

The National Centre for Languages, CILT

The National Centre for Languages was formed in 2003 through the merger of the Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research and the Languages National Training Organisation. The creation of the new organisation was announced as part of the Government’s National Languages Strategy. It plays a key role in managing national initiatives in support of language capability and the implementation of the National Strategy as well as offering a wide range of services for teachers, learners, researchers, users and providers of language services and the business community. CILT is based in London but operates throughout the United Kingdom, in partnership with its sister organisations CILT Cymru, Northern Ireland CILT and Scottish CILT. It pursues its objectives via a series of collaborative networks

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Theories and philosophies are nice, but you need practical knowledge to get a job.
If this describes how you feel, then Vocational Education and Training (VET) might be for you. In the past, some people have looked down on VET as somehow “less” than the education you get at a regular university, but is this really true? What exactly is the difference between what you would be learning in VET and the classes you’d take at a typical institution of higher learning?


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