European Centre for Modern Languages

Language for work
Tools for professional development 

This website contains a comprehensive set of resources, outlining both competences and examples of practice. At the same time, it acts as a platform for an active network of professionals in the field, where teachers, providers, employers and authorities can share expertise and develop practice.

Language for Work (LfW) brings together two projects of the European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe carried out between 2012 and 2018. It includes a coherent approach to work-related second language development with special attention to the integration of migrants and refugees and ethnic minorities. LfW refers both to the present website and to a European 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.

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Latest news

31 May 2019
Language for Work project receives the European Language Label award

28 May 2019
“Language for Work – Tools for professional development” (2016-2018): achievements

06 Feb 2019
"Language for Work - Tools for professional development" : results of the final coordination meeting (Graz, Austria, 23-24 January 2019)

25 Oct 2018
Last ECML workshop “Language for Work – Tools for professional development” (Graz, Austria, 23-24 October 2018): fine-tuning the products of the project

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

 QUICK GUIDE TO WORK-RELATED LANGUAGE SKILLS

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

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 LINGUISTIC INTEGRATION OF ADULT MIGRANTS

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

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Project team


Mathilde 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.