This study is designed to gather, analyse and synthesise existing data and research on what works to enable migrant children who use a language at home different to the language of school instruction to participate in learning, attain proficiency in the language of instruction, and achieve results (qualifications, progress to higher education, progress to employment) that match their potential.
The aim of this study is to critically assess the comparability of existing national tests of pupils’ language competences in Europe at both ISCED 2 and ISCED 3 levels. The study draws upon data on existing national tests of language competences in the 28 EU Member States collated by the Eurydice Network.
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The Thematic Working Group (TWG) on Languages in Education and Training is tasked with assisting the Commission by providing up to date information on the state of language learning in their educational systems through the completion, consolidation and validation of country specific fiches to build on the evidence collected on languages by the Commission and other agencies with more contextual national information, in order to provide a more in depth analysis of the position within the European Union (EU) and associate and candidate countries.
Summary of the outcome of two consecutive peer learning activities, carried out in Helsinki and Graz in 2014.
A report on innovative projects supported by the European Language Label under the Lifelong Learning Programme.
Report on innovative, scientifically proven methods of speeding up language learning, specifically covering content and language-integrated learning (CLIL) and computer-assisted language learning (CALL).
This brochure explores what learning a language can do for you, its joys and challenges, how you can improve your language skills, and what the EU is doing to support language learning.
A guide on how to write clearly in the mother tongue or in official working languages.
The useful tool for authors of texts from the different institutions and bodies of the European Union, in all the official languages.
Proceedings of the conference on ‘Clear Writing Throughout Europe’ organised by the European Commission in Brussels, 26 November 2010.
A briefing note presenting and reviewing the proposed context, architecture, content, and management structure; making ten recommendations to ensure that the proposed programme not only seeks to streamline management efficiency but also pays sufficient attention to the individual policy needs of the various sectors; giving a detailed outline of the planned action and budget allocation.
Learn about EU languages in a different way.
Multilingual publication collecting 31 projects selected for the "European Language Label of the Labels" award.
Executive Summary, Final Report, Annexes, and Presentation on the feasibility of launching a mobility scheme for literary translators (published on the website of the Education, Audiovisual, and Culture Executive Agency).
This guide is about solving your company’s language and communication problems. It offers your company advice on how to deal with the language and cultural issues that arise every day in international business.
The study was the first step of the European Commission's initiative to promote greater use of foreign languages by SMEs.
The potential of subtitling to encourage foreign language learning and improve the mastery of foreign languages.
See also the executive summary
The third edition of the report gives a picture of the language teaching systems in 32 European countries. The report covers several aspects of foreign language teaching, including early teaching of languages in primary education or language teaching in vocational education, teachers' training and content and language integrated learning (CLIL).
This Report presents the outcomes of the OMC group "Languages for jobs" that the Commission has set up under the Education and Training 2020 framework.
The Business Platform focusses on the linguistic needs of European companies and on the products and services offering language support to employers and employees. Progress report September 2009 - June 2011.