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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 ECML programme for 2016-2019 is ‘Languages at the heart of learning’.

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. 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. These opportunities are detailed here.

Six-month traineeships are also open to graduates and post-graduates in different areas of the ECML. For further information, see http://traineeship.ecml.at/.

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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In recent times over 1m refugees have come to Europe, many of them young people. European Youth workers are looking at ways to support them. On #WorldRefugeeDay, read how an Irish youth worker got training in this area through #erasmusplus: bit.ly/2K1jXSY

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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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Due to high demand we are moving our Discovery Day in Dublin on 05 July to Studio 2 in Dance Ireland. There are limited places still available so book now and join us to learn about funding opportunities for you and the young people you work with:

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