About

About

Overview

The European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML) is an institution of the Council of Europe based in Graz, Austria. Its mission is to encourage excellence and innovation in language teaching and to help Europeans learn languages more effectively.

The ECML also acts as a catalyst for reform in the teaching and learning of languages by:

  • focusing on the practice of the learning and teaching of languages
  • promoting dialogue and exchange among those active in the field
  • training multipliers (people who share and promote ECML practices at local level)
  • supporting programme-related networks and research projects.

In cooperation with leading European specialists in the field, the ECML initiates and coordinates four-year programmes which provide the framework for innovative projects and activities. These projects are embedded in ongoing policy developments and have addressed key challenges in language learning. Previous programmes examined ‘Languages for social cohesion’ (2004-2007), ‘Empowering language professionals’ (2008-2011), and ‘Learning through languages’ (2012-2015). The current ECML programme is ‘Languages at the heart of learning’. The theme for the 2020-2023 cycle will be “Inspiring innovation in language education: changing contexts, evolving competences”.

Before each four year cycle begins, the ECML issues a call for proposals from experienced professionals in language education for projects in their area of expertise. This Call is now open and applications will be accepted until 22 April 2019. See our How to page for more details.

An information flyer in Irish is available here.

Other language professionals can get involved in selected projects by participating in workshops, and sharing the results with others in their field. Ireland can nominate one participant per workshop, who receives full funding to attend. 

Six-month traineeships are also open to graduates and post-graduates in different areas of the ECML.

Funding

  • The ECML covers all costs (fees, travel, accommodation and subsistence) for participants at language workshops.
  • Participants in the ECML traineeship programme receive a monthly stipend of approximately €700 per month.

Benefits

ECML projects are practitioner-led and therefore address and respond to the real needs of a plurilingual Europe. The geographic diversity of participants brings fresh perspectives to meeting challenges in language teaching and learning.

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Léargas

Léargas is a not-for-profit organisation that operates under the aegis of the Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. Léargas manages European, national and international exchange and cooperation programmes in education, training and youth and community work and has been managing such programmes for over 30 years. Léargas currently has 40 staff based in our Dublin office. Our staff come from Ireland, Poland, France, Croatia, Denmark and Spain and have wide-ranging experience in education, training, community, youth and development work; and in IT and finance. The National Centre for Guidance in Education operates under the aegis of Léargas.
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We are looking for an enthusiastic & driven person to join the team in Léargas as Programme Manager. Find out more & download the job description here ➡️ https://leargas.ie/jobs/
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APPETISER (ONLINE) - An Introduction on how to use Erasmus+ for International Youth Work. This course is ideal for newcomers to Erasmus+ and those interested in learning more about working with young people in an international setting.

Find out more http://bit.ly/2PRa90b
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Head on over to MOOCyouth to see the 'Tools for Youth Exchanges' webinar. Big shout out to our own Audrey Reilly from Léargas sharing about how you can map out a timeline for a youth exchange :) If you are interested in organising a Youth Exchange get in touch with us!
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The webinar “Tools for youth exchanges”. In this webinar you will learn about tools, methods and activities that you can use throughout the entire timeline of a youth exchange project, incl. preparation, planning, implementation, follow-up and dissemination & good practice examples from funded projects #moocyouth #erasmusplus #youthexchanges
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LéargasTuesday, June 30th, 2020 at 11:02pm
Work With Us!

We are looking for an enthusiastic & driven person to join the team in Léargas as Programme Manager. Find out more & download the job description here ➡️ https://leargas.ie/jobs/