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Welcome to the Language for work community

Language for Work is a European learning network for an emerging field: work-related language learning for adult migrants and ethnic minorities.

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Why a Language for work network?

The LfW network is managed and administered by its members, with the support of the European Centre for Modern Languages (part of the Council of Europe).

Europe offers a rich diversity of approaches to learning, labour market structures and policies. The Language for work network helps professionals working in this field to benefit from that diversity.

Join the network to learn more about what is happening in different European countries, to share news and expertise, collaborate on projects and, together, to help shape future developments.

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Network news

20 Jun 2022
IMPECT project survey on low-literate adult migrants

25 Mar 2018
Professor position in Geneva

01 Feb 2018
Conférence-débat "Répondre aux besoins de la société par les sciences du langage" le 16 février 2018

07 Jun 2017
Reshaping work in the platform economy: A conference to experience the future of work

15 Mar 2017
Arbeidslivsinnretning av språkopplæring for voksne innvandrere – muligheter og utfordringer

10 Feb 2017
LESLLA 2017 Symposium, 10-12 August, Portland, Oregon (USA)

17 Jan 2017
OECD publication on adult skills at work

21 Dec 2016
Free web-based resource for supervisors of newly arrived trainees

20 Oct 2016
Languages for work and social integration: International conference, Vilnius

01 Sep 2016
OECD report on recruiting migrant workers in the Netherlands

16 May 2016
OECD report on labour market integration in Sweden recommends strengthening support for low-skilled

15 Apr 2016
Coaching for sustainable literacy and language learning

01 Feb 2016
Conference on Globalising social and health care, 25–26 April 2016, University of Tampere, Finland

01 Jan 2016
Symposium: ‘Coaching for autonomous literacy and language learning’

01 Sep 2015
Intégration, multiculturel, communauté … : les « mots-clés » des discours sur l’immigration (Allemagne, France, Grande-Bretagne, Italie) : présence en discours et contextes médiatiques et institutionnels

01 Aug 2015
New book publication