LinguaCoP Resource item ‘ECML – ICT-REV Inventory of ICT tools and open educational resources’ updated

We updated the information about the ICT-REV collection of digital tools for language learning as earlier this year the ICT-REV team ran the international webinar: Taking your language teaching online! A webinar for language teachers
Find links to the webinar registrations of the English, French and German versions there.

First expert meeting of ECML project “CEFR Companion Volume Implementation Toolbox”

Passing on the latest (June 24, 2020)news published by the ECML project “CEFR Companion Volume Implementation Toolbox” – or “the VITbox Project” for short – which has now started its activities. The project aims to provide digital resources that exemplify how to implement the ideas of the new CEFR Companion Volume in language teaching at university and in vocational training. These resources will include short videos, checklists, texts and classroom tasks and for use by teacher educators and teacher trainers in their training sessions and by language teachers for self-study purposes. The material will be produced in English and French but will include examples from other languages. The idea behind the VITbox project is to create an open toolbox from which educators, trainers and teachers can freely choose the resources they consider suitable for their purposes, adapt them to their individual training needs and eventually create their own material.

The team is now looking forward to setting up a substantial database of varied materials, that has been piloted in their own training sessions and freely available to the public.

Johann Fischer, Laurent Rouveyrol, Barbara Sawicka, Julia Zabala Delgado

  • VITbox project website: English – French
  • ECML programme of activities 2020-2023 “Inspiring innovation in language education: changing contexts, evolving competences”: English – French

New ECML resource website: CEFR-QualiMatrix – A quality assurance matrix for CEFR use

The European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML) of the Council of Europe is pleased to announce the completion in both English and French of its CEFR-QualiMatrix resource website “A quality assurance matrix for CEFR use” (, an output of the ECML programme “Languages at the heart of learning” (2016-2019).

The CEFR-QualiMatrix supports teachers and other language education professionals in engaging in curriculum renewal supported by the CEFR action-oriented approach vision of teaching and learning.

Alongside the matrix tool, the website provides a rich collection of resources and promising practices that can be used by different stakeholders at the levels of policy, curriculum development, teaching and assessment.

Find a flyer about CEFR-QualiMatrix project int the Catapult resource library here:

Flyer about the Quality Assurance Matrix for CEFR use project