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European Centre for Modern Languages

Language for Work

A European learning network for professionals supporting work‐related second language development

Value of a network

Europe offers a rich diversity of work-related language learning for adult migrants and ethnic minorities. The Language for Work (LfW) Network enables professionals working in this field to benefit from that diversity.

The LfW Network is a not‐for‐profit membership organisation that works on a voluntary basis to

  • Raise awareness and promote work‐related language learning for adult migrants and ethnic minorities at national and European levels.
  • Enable all working in this field to share expertise and resources
  • Provide networking and professional development opportunities
  • Support the development of theoretical / conceptual models, practice models, quality frameworks

More about Language for Work and the network

Join our community

Are you involved / 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

  In cooperation with the  Moscow State Linguistic University

 NEW  Quick Guide to work-related language skills

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

Find out more

Would you like to translate the guide into your language? If so, please let us know via the contact form.

More about Language for Work and the network

Download flyer

Download the brochure

Download poster

Project website 2016-2019

The project 'Language for work - Tools for professional development' will further develop this resource through the ECML’s programme 2016-2019.

Click here to go to the project website

These pages result from a project run within the ECML's Learning through languages programme entitled "A European learning network for professionals supporting work related second language development" (Language for work).
Find out more about the project here.   

Linguistic integration of adult migrants

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

Download the document


Video presenting the publication on the occasion of the ECML conference in December 2016. The presentation took place in the context of a workshop involving two related ECML project results/publications (ICT-REV and More Dots).



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