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Newsletter of the European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe
No 54 – February-March 2021

Content of this newsletter

  • Language education in Europe: the impact of Covid
  • “Innovative methodologies and assessment in language learning”
  • Just published! New ECML resources
  • ECML programme developments 2020-2023
  • Training and consultancy activities
  • Publication quoting the work of the ECML
  • Professional Network Forum of the ECML
  • National development
  • Council of Europe developments
  • News from other organisations
  • Quick links

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  • Would you like to learn more about the benefits of learning languages for young children and multilingual classes?
  • Are you interested in the question “What makes language learning inspiring for young children?” and the guiding principles to language inspiring learning?
  • Are you investigating ways, practical resources and examples to encourage children and adults to develop their linguistic skills, learn new languages and open themselves to the languages around them?

If so, this new open-access resource website, developed in English and in French through expert cooperation in the field of language education across geographic Europe and beyond, is definitely for you:

“ Inspiring language learning and teaching in the early years – Why it matters and what it looks like for children age 3-12 ”
www.ecml.at/inspiringearlylearning

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Newsletter of the European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe
Nr. 51 – June-August 2020

Content of this newsletter

  • Featured articles
  • Results from the ECML programme “Languages at the heart of learning”: new resources
  • Publications quoting the work of the ECML
  • ECML programme developments
  • Training and consultancy for ECML member states
  • Professional Network Forum of the ECML
  • National developments
  • Council of Europe developments
  • News from other organisations
  • Quick links

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Are you a language teacher, a subject teacher or a headteacher who would like to better understand what language learning environments are?

Would you like to create, individually or perhaps in collaboration with your colleagues, an environment where languages are at the very heart of learning and teaching in your school or classroom?

Are you looking for inspiring practices from experienced schools?

Are you a teacher educator looking for ways to develop teachers’ professional skills in this area while exploring a holistic approach to languages?

If so, this new open-access resource website, developed in English, French and German through expert cooperation in the field of language education across geographic Europe and beyond, is most definitely for you. All the tools have been tested by partner schools involved in the EOL project between 2016 and 2019.

Learning environments
where modern languages flourish
www.ecml.at/learningenvironments

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Are you a teacher or teacher educator looking to develop your knowledge of the CEFR to integrate planning, teaching and assessment?

Are you a curriculum developer interested in engaging in curriculum renewal supported by the CEFR vision of teaching and learning?

Are you a manager, a principal or an administrator who would like to become familiar with quality assurance procedures and tools that can facilitate and support effective pedagogical practices?

Are you a decision maker responsible for language policy and education looking for inspiring examples of curriculum innovation?

If so, this new open-access resource website, developed through expert cooperation in the field of language education across geographic Europe and beyond, is definitely for you:

CEFR-QualiMatrix:
A quality assurance matrix for CEFR use
www.ecml.at/CEFRqualitymatrix

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The CEFR Companion volume broadens the scope of language education. It reflects academic and societal developments since the publication of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and updates the 2001 version. It owes much to the contributions of members of the language teaching profession across Europe and beyond.

A “must-have” manual intended to promote quality plurilingual education, facilitate greater social mobility and stimulate reflection and exchange between language professionals for curriculum development and in teacher education

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