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ECML PROGRAMME - Programme 2012-2015

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

Language for Work is a European learning network for professionals teaching the language of the host country to migrants and ethnic minorities in work-related contexts. The network helps members share and develop their practice.

Project results


This project seeks to develop a European learning network to support the professional development of language teaching professionals in an emerging field: learning of the majority language by migrant and ethnic workers in the workplace. Although the project targets adults in employment its outcomes and outputs will be relevant also for language development of (young) adults seeking employment and for teachers of vocational courses. Through correspondence, network meetings and workshops the project will bring interested professionals into communication to share research, policy and practice across Europe. The project has a strong focus on professional development and includes a practical plan for longer term sustainability. Outputs will include a website that enables professionals in different European countries to share and develop practice. The website will also contain a toolkit of practical workplace language teaching resources, offering professionals immediate benefit. Finally the project will develop a resource bank that documents the development of policy, research and practice in the field of workplace language learning in Europe and helps shape a vision for future developments. In this way, the project will bridge past, present and future. 

In cooperation with the 
Moscow State Linguistic University


Project workshop in 2015 - if you wish to participate click here and contact your National Nominating Authority