Council of Europe’s languageeducation policies and the role  of the European Centre for     Modern Languages – Waldemar Ma...
The Council of Europe      www.coe.int         Strasbourg, founded 1949          Oldest and geographically largest        ...
Council of Europe and languages                    www.coe.int/langLanguage competences provide the basis for intercultura...
Linguistic diversity  • linguistic diversity in Europe is a fact• linguistic diversity is not a problem to be    solved bu...
Plurilingual people living in       multilingual societies• plurilingualism: ability to develop skillsin and use more than...
Plurilingual education• good quality education is a pre-requisite for socialcohesion, democratic citizenship and intercult...
Plurilingual and intercultural educationA Council of Europe platform of resources andreferences:• Language(s) of schooling...
Council of Europe’s platform of resources   and references for plurilingual and         intercultural education           ...
Plurilingual and intercultural    education: documents and tools• Common European Framework of Reference for languages(CEF...
Recommendation (2008)7  of the Committee of Ministers to           member stateson the use of the Council of Europe’s Comm...
Intergovernmental Policy Forum“The right of learners to quality and equity in education –      the role of language and in...
Department of  Language Education and Policy• Language Policy Division, Strasbourg, France• European Charter for Regional ...
European Centre for Modern Languages                          www.ecml.at• Founded in Graz, Austria, 1994• Enlarged Partia...
European Centre for Modern Languages                             www.ecml.atMission:• Support for implementation of langua...
European Centre for Modern Languages                               www.ecml.atHow the ECML works:• 4-year medium term prog...
European Centre for Modern Languages                               www.ecml.atActivities:• Expert meetings, workshops, con...
ECML in figures• ~1000 participants in activities per year• ~100 events organised or supported by the Centre each year• Ov...
ECML programme 2004 - 2007        www.ecml.at/socialcohesion  All publications are available online in   downloadable form...
ECML programme 2008–2011    www.ecml.at/empowerment              23 projects, 4 thematic areas                 Evaluation ...
Programme objectives               www.ecml.at/empowerment1. Enhancing the professional competence   of language teachers2...
Current ECML Projects                     in the thematic area EVALUATIONPiloting the European Portfolio for Student Teach...
Current ECML Projects                        in the thematic area                CONTINUITY IN LANGUAGE EDUCATIONDevelopin...
Current ECML Projects                    in the thematic area       CONTENT AND LANGUAGE INTEGRATED EDUCATIONContent-based...
Current ECML Projects                         in the thematic area                      PLURILINGUAL EDUCATIONA framework ...
“LEARNING THROUGH LANGUAGES:PROMOTING INCLUSIVE, PLURILINGUAL  AND INTERCULTURAL EDUCATION”Submissions for the ECML progra...
ECML programme 2012-2015  Key features of the programme:• Focus on the learner• Inclusive, plurilingual and intercultural ...
ECML programme 2012-2015
How to stay informed?                  Subscribe to:      On-line newsletter published 2 times a year                    ...
More information on Council of Europe  language education policies, initiatives            and instruments:• www.coe.int/l...
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REFLESS project top-level conference: Waldemar Martyniuk, Council of Europe's language education policies and the role of the European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML)

  1. 1. Council of Europe’s languageeducation policies and the role of the European Centre for Modern Languages – Waldemar Martyniuk, ECML Executive Director
  2. 2. The Council of Europe www.coe.int Strasbourg, founded 1949 Oldest and geographically largest European institution, 47 member states Intergovernmental co-operation Areas of action Human rights (European Court of Human Rights) Legal co-operation Social cohesion Education, Culture & Heritage, Youth & Sport
  3. 3. Council of Europe and languages www.coe.int/langLanguage competences provide the basis for intercultural dialogue, social cohesion, democratic citizenship, and economic progress Promotion of and support for: • Linguistic diversity in member states • Plurilingualism of citizens • Plurilingual and intercultural education
  4. 4. Linguistic diversity • linguistic diversity in Europe is a fact• linguistic diversity is not a problem to be solved but a potential to benefit from
  5. 5. Plurilingual people living in multilingual societies• plurilingualism: ability to develop skillsin and use more than one language• natural, innate potential of human mind• needs support to develop• we are all created equally plurilingual
  6. 6. Plurilingual education• good quality education is a pre-requisite for socialcohesion, democratic citizenship and interculturaldialogue• well developed language ability is a basis for and anoutcome of good quality education• plurilingual education aims at supporting developmentof appropriate language competences as a basisnecessary for full participation in educational processes• it aims at taking into account and making use of alllanguage competences available for the learners anddeveloping those required for educational success• a coherent approach to all languages present at school
  7. 7. Plurilingual and intercultural educationA Council of Europe platform of resources andreferences:• Language(s) of schooling • Language as subject • Language(s) in other subjects• Foreign languages – modern and classical• Regional, minority and migration languages
  8. 8. Council of Europe’s platform of resources and references for plurilingual and intercultural education The learner and the languages present in school LANGUAGE(S) OF Regional, minority and SCHOOLING Foreign languages – migration modern and languages classical Language as a subject Language(s) in other subjects
  9. 9. Plurilingual and intercultural education: documents and tools• Common European Framework of Reference for languages(CEFR)• European Language Portfolio (ELP)• Guide for the development and implementation of curriculafor plurilingual and intercultural education• Manual for test development and examining for use withthe CEFR + Manual for relating language examinations to theCEFR, with accompanying materials• Autobiography of Intercultural Encounters• European Portfolio for Student Teachers of Languages(EPOSTL)
  10. 10. Recommendation (2008)7 of the Committee of Ministers to member stateson the use of the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework ofReference for Languages (CEFR) and the promotion of plurilingualism Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 2 July 2008 at the 1031st meeting of the Ministers’ (Deputies)
  11. 11. Intergovernmental Policy Forum“The right of learners to quality and equity in education – the role of language and intercultural skills” Geneva, 2-4 November 20104 series of documents:1. Guide for the development and implementation of curricula for plurilingualand intercultural education2. Plurilingual and Intercultural Education – Languages in/for Education3. The linguistic and educational integration of children and adolescents frommigrant backgrounds4. Language and school subjects – linguistic dimensions of knowledge buildingin school curricula
  12. 12. Department of Language Education and Policy• Language Policy Division, Strasbourg, France• European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, Strasbourg, France• European Centre for Modern Languages, Graz, Austria
  13. 13. European Centre for Modern Languages www.ecml.at• Founded in Graz, Austria, 1994• Enlarged Partial Agreement• 34 member states• Supported by Austrian authorities• Governing Board• Secretariat
  14. 14. European Centre for Modern Languages www.ecml.atMission:• Support for implementation of language education policies• Promote innovation and facilitate reforms in language teaching and learning• Development of networks of experts• Dissemination of good practice
  15. 15. European Centre for Modern Languages www.ecml.atHow the ECML works:• 4-year medium term programmes of projects coordinated by international expert teams• 2-year short term projects• National contact points• National nominating authorities• Nominated participants from each member state who form national and international networks and function as multipliers
  16. 16. European Centre for Modern Languages www.ecml.atActivities:• Expert meetings, workshops, conferences, regional events involving key multipliers in language education from member states• Interactive online platform for expert communication• Project results published as books, CD-ROMs, Internet materials etc.
  17. 17. ECML in figures• ~1000 participants in activities per year• ~100 events organised or supported by the Centre each year• Over 20 different on-going projects• Over 100 publications in free distribution• ~6000 subscribers to the European Language Gazette• Over 600 events registered for the European Day of Languages each year• Over 400 000 accesses of ECML publications on the ECML website each year• Over 1 million visits to the ECML’s main website per year
  18. 18. ECML programme 2004 - 2007 www.ecml.at/socialcohesion 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
  19. 19. ECML programme 2008–2011 www.ecml.at/empowerment 23 projects, 4 thematic areas Evaluation and assessment Continuity in language learning Content and language integrated education Plurilingual education
  20. 20. Programme objectives www.ecml.at/empowerment1. Enhancing the professional competence of language teachers2. Strengthening professional networks and the wider community of language educators3. Enabling language professionals to have greater impact on reform processes4. Contributing to better quality of language education in Europe
  21. 21. Current ECML Projects in the thematic area EVALUATIONPiloting the European Portfolio for Student Teachers http://epostl2.ecml.atof LanguagesEncouraging the culture of evaluation http://ecep.ecml.at/Guidelines for university language testing http://gult.ecml.atQuality training at grassroots level http://qualitraining2.ecml.atProjects on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages:Level estimation grid for teachers http://cefestim.ecml.atTraining in relating language examinations http://relex.ecml.atAssessment of young learner literacy http://ayllit.ecml.at
  22. 22. Current ECML Projects in the thematic area CONTINUITY IN LANGUAGE EDUCATIONDeveloping online teaching skills http://dots.ecml.atExploring cutting edge applications of networked http://evollution.ecml.attechnologies in vocationally oriented languagelearningProjects on the European Language Portfolio:The European Language Portfolio in whole-school use http://elp-wsu.ecml.atTraining teachers to use the European Language http://elp-tt2.ecml.atPortfolio (follow-up project)
  23. 23. Current ECML Projects in the thematic area CONTENT AND LANGUAGE INTEGRATED EDUCATIONContent-based modern language teaching for young http://eplc.ecml.atlearnersCurriculum development for Content and Language http://clil-cd.ecml.atIntegrated LearningContent and Language Integrated Learning through http://clil-lote- start.ecml.atlanguages other than English - Getting startedGood practice in Content and Language Integrated http://clil-lote-go.ecml.atLearning for languages other than EnglishContent based teaching + plurilingual/cultural http://conbat.ecml.atawareness
  24. 24. Current ECML Projects in the thematic area PLURILINGUAL EDUCATIONA framework of reference for pluralistic approaches http://carap.ecml.atMinority languages, collateral languages and bi- http://ebp-ici.ecml.at/plurilingual educationMajority language instruction as basis for plurilingual http://marille.ecml.ateducationLanguage associations and collaborative support http://lacs.ecml.at
  25. 25. “LEARNING THROUGH LANGUAGES:PROMOTING INCLUSIVE, PLURILINGUAL AND INTERCULTURAL EDUCATION”Submissions for the ECML programme 2012-2015: project proposals and contribution of individual experts Details: www.ecml.at/call
  26. 26. ECML programme 2012-2015 Key features of the programme:• Focus on the learner• Inclusive, plurilingual and intercultural approach• Lifelong learning: formal and informal/non-formal contexts• Development strand of work: ECML long-term vision• Mediation strand of work: towards implementation of the long-term vision
  27. 27. ECML programme 2012-2015
  28. 28. How to stay informed? Subscribe to: On-line newsletter published 2 times a year  ECML events  developments in the Language Policy Division other relevant sectors of the Council of Europe´s work www.ecml.at/gazette
  29. 29. More information on Council of Europe language education policies, initiatives and instruments:• www.coe.int/lang• www.coe.int/portfolio• www.coe.int/minlang• www.ecml.at Thank you very much for your kind attention!

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