In the spirit of celebrating linguistic diversity and in observance of the European Day of Languages, we are delighted to announce a forthcoming webinar that extends a cordial invitation to language enthusiasts across the globe. The webinar is scheduled for September 27th, between 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM Central European Time (CET), and we will […]
Newsletter of the European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe
No. 63 – January-March 2023
ROLANG School in Bucharest, dedicated exclusively to teaching the Romanian language to foreigners, has become the first language center in Romania offering the internationally recognized teacher training program EUROLTA (European Certificate in Language Teaching to Adults). The EUROLTA certificate is developed, issued and recognised by the ICC, a network of leading institutions of adult education in Europe and around the world.
Join our brand new interactive course for language educators. You get the opportunity to develop your language teaching skills in an international environment. Participants have workshops and brainstorming sessions which focus on using works of art as a tool in language learning classroom. In addition to classes and workshops led by expert facilitators, the course includes visits to cultural spaces and museums, with time to explore and find inspiration. Venice is incredibly international with a wide range of cultures represented in the artwork displayed.
Digital citizenship through language education
The project seeks to help learners become digital citizens and develop the capacity to use digital media critically, creatively and autonomously in several languages. The project will build on recommendations and guidelines from the Council of Europe and other international institutions as well as on national policies in order to develop a pedagogical framework and resources for use by language teachers.
Developing transversal competences in language education
In many education systems, the development of learners’ transversal competences has become an important focus of policy. Working on learners’ ‘transversal competences’ means developing their knowledge, skills, attitudes and values in areas such as global citizenship, education for sustainable development and media education, and also their intrapersonal and interpersonal ‘21st century skills’, which include co-operation, teamwork, critical thinking, and digital literacy etc.
The ICC is a member of the ECSPM (European Civil Society Platform for Multilingualism) and thus involved in a very interesting project:
Developing an agenda and a roadmap for achieving full digital language equality in Europe by 2030
With a large and all-encompassing consortium consisting of 52 partners covering all European countries, research and industry and all major pan-European initiatives, the European Language Equality (ELE) project develops a strategic research, innovation and implementation agenda as well as a roadmap for achieving full digital language equality in Europe by 2030. The whole project is designed in such a way that all individual work streams create input for the strategic agenda, for example, in terms of empirical evidence, desk research or technology deep dives.
Read more: https://european-language-equality.eu/