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The work of the ECML represents a collective effort and determination to enhance the quality in language education at challenging times. The publications illustrate the dedication and active involvement of all those who participated in a series of international projects and training and consultancy activities. The promotion of the programme outputs and their adaptation to different learning environments is supported through National Contact Points in each of the member states of the Centre. Read more

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Sign languages and the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Descriptors and approaches to assessment

This resource establishes European standards for sign languages for professional purposes in line with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and provides an overview of assessment descriptors and approaches.


A website containing:

  • definitions of CEFR proficiency levels for sign languages
  • sign language videos and links to related projects and activities
  • an assessment cycle for language proficiency in sign languages
  • ideas for making good use of the CEFR (article by David Little)

Target group(s): teachersteacher educatorsdecision-makers

Publication year: 2015

Author(s): Tobias Haug, van den Bogaerde Beppie, Lorraine Leeson, Christian Rathmann

Promotional documents:
Flyer (EN)



Pro-Sign - Website (EN)

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Download the catalogue of the ECML programme outputs 2016-2019 "Languages at the heart of learning": English - French

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