European Centre for Modern Languages

Language for work
Tools for professional development 

Resources, competence checklists, examples of practice, and more, to support work-related language learning by migrants, refugees, and ethnic minorities

Networking platform to help professionals interested in work-related language learning share expertise and develop practice – free to join


Based on two projects (2012-18) of the European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe, Language for Work (LfW) offers:

  • Coherent approach to work-related second language development, to help labour market and social integration of migrants, refugees and ethnic minorities
  • European learning network for professionals involved in the field

LfW Network

The LfW Network operates on a voluntary basis as a not‐for‐profit membership organisation of professionals engaged in the field of work-related language learning for adult migrants and ethnic minorities.


JOIN OUR COMMUNITY

Interested in: 

  • work‐related second language learning?
  • linguistic integration of adult migrants?
  • related policy and/or administration?

Join the network now to share and develop your practice – it’s free and it only takes a minute

WHY JOIN THE NETWORK?

  • Find partners for collaboration 
    View profiles and contact other members
  • Disseminate your work 
    Post news, add links and publications to our resource centre

 TRAINING AND CONSULTANCY OFFER

Trainings can be conducted in English, French, German, Swedish, Dutch, Italian.

This offer is targeted at teacher trainers, language teachers, vocational teachers, learning providers, civil servants responsible for integration programmes, linguistic researchers, employer organisations and trade unions, human resources, policymakers.
Request ECML Training and Consultancy activity

 VISIT THE RESOURCE BANK

Find practical tools, research, policy material and links to other relevant sites

 QUICK GUIDE TO WORK-RELATED LANGUAGE SKILLS

How to help adult migrants develop work-related language skills

Available in Bulgarian, Croatian, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Irish, Italian, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish and Swedish

Find out more

 LINGUISTIC INTEGRATION OF ADULT MIGRANTS

Resources, initiatives and information from the Council of Europe’s LIAM working group

Download the document


LfW team


Matilde GRÜNHAGE-MONETTI
Coordinator
Germany

Alexander BRADDELL
United Kingdom

Christophe PORTEFIN
France

Kerstin SJÖSVÄRD
Sweden

Project

These are the results from a project of the European Centre for Modern Languages within its "Languages at the heart of learning" programme 2016-2019.
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In cooperation with Moscow State Linguistic University.