Things you can do…

CEFR Companion volume Implementation Toolbox 

The project aims to develop tools in various languages to help teacher educators use and disseminate the ideas of the CEFR Companion Volume. Digital documents and examples of inspiring practice in the implementation of the Companion Volume in language learning, teaching and assessment at university and in vocational training will be provided at the end of the project in 2022.


Dyslexia and Foreign Language Teaching

Learn more about dyslexia, and gain practical teaching tools and insights to help dyslexic students learn foreign languages. A four-week online course.

Teagasc na Gaeilge

Tá teacht ar an suíomh seo ar na Siollabais Nua don Chéad, don Dara agus don Tríú Bliain Ollscoile atá á gcur ar fáil ag An Mheitheal um Theagasc na Gaeilge ar an Tríú Leibhéal. Chomh maith leis na Siollabais féin, tá teacht ar ábhar samplach a léiríonn prionsabail na Siollabas agus conas na prionsabail sin a chur i bhfeidhm sa seomra ranga; tá teacht ar na fillteáin foghlama do mhic léinn atá mar chuid lárnach de na Siollabais; tá liosta acmhainní tacaíochta don mhac léinn; agus tá cuntas ar chúlra agus ar stair an Tionscadail a bhfuil na Siollabais seo mar thoradh air. Is féidir na comhaid ar fad a théann leis na Siollabais a íoslódáil mar chomhaid pdf trí chliceáil ar na cnaipí cuí.

Things you can read…

Companion Volume to CEFR (includes Mediation competences )  2020

This updated and extended version of the CEFR descriptors contained in this publication replaces the 2001 version of them.

The Action-oriented Approach: A Dynamic Vision of Language Education 

 Enrica Piccardo, Brian North (2019) 

This book presents the background to the current shift in language education towards action-oriented/action-based teaching… It discusses the concepts and theories that paved the way for the AoA and explores their relevance for the way language education is conceived and implemented in the classroom.  In the process, it revisits the concept of competence and discusses the dynamic notions of  mediation and plurilingualism… The book provides scholars and practitioners with a research-informed description of the AoA, explains its implications for curriculum planning, teaching and assessment, and elaborates on its pedagogical implications.

Journals to consult 

Language Teaching Research is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes research within the area of second or foreign language teaching. The journal reports findings that have clear pedagogical implications.

Language Teaching is the essential research resource for language professionals providing rich and expert overview of research in the field of second language teaching and learning.

Language Learning in Higher Education  deals with the most relevant aspects of language acquisition at university.  

Multilingual Matters publish books at the cutting-edge of research on topics ranging from reclaiming, revitalising and decolonising minority languages to contemporary approaches to second, foreign, bilingual or other forms of language education.







Participate in…

Individuals with a special interest and professional background in the topic of one of the ECML project workshops listed below are invited to take up contact with the ECML National Nominating Authority in their country so that they can be considered for participation. Here are a few examples of workshops offered by the ECML: