Resources for teacher training

ECML colloquium – “Teacher education for linguistic diversity” – videos now online

You can now watch the ECML colloquium “Teacher education for linguistic diversity”, which was live-streamed from Graz on 13-14 December 2017. We are pleased to inform you that the videos of all sessions, the PowerPoint presentations and photos of the event are now online at the following address You will also find Terry Lamb, FIPLV Secretary General and Brigitte Gerber, University of Geneva, presenting their project Supporting Multilingual Classrooms.

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IRIS is a free, digital repository of materials used to collect data for research into second language learning and teaching. FIPLV has been supporting IRIS since it first began to be developed as we feel that it is a hugely valuable resource.

Since the site went live in January 2012, over 3600 instruments, used to collect data for a range of L2 research, have been uploaded. IRIS has now had over 20,000 downloads, almost double this time last year. These instruments are all downloadable and can be easily used or adapted for teacher-led research in the language classroom. IRIS is funded by the British Academy and the ESRC, and supported by a wide international network of journal editors and research and teaching associations.

Follow the IRIS Facebook page for IRIS news and updates on open science.


ITALS – Italiano come lingua straniera

On the website ITALS offers a variety of self-training materials and of in-service courses. Among the former, there are:

– free modules

– free YouTube lessons

– free FAQs (pdf)

– free multimedial journal collana scientifica multimediali e ad accesso gratuito: Educazione Linguistica – Language Education (EL.LE)

– free books: Studi sull’Acquisizione e l’Insegnamento delle Lingue (SAIL)

– free database of abstracts on language teaching according to Italian research:

– special section on the teaching of Arabic

Globes & Deal

This centre provides materials and training language education to students having such problems as dyslexia, hearing difficulties etc.

Promoting plurilingualism – majority language in multilingual settings

Find information about how to order the publication here.

MARILLE – about the handbook:

To show how plurilingualism can be fostered in majority language teaching (for example, the teaching of Spanish in Spain or Polish in Poland) in secondary schools, this publication offers concrete examples for teacher development and strategies for change management. This resource book is complemented by video classroom examples soon to be available on this website.

The publication provides tools for majority language teachers focused on recognising, supporting and promoting plurilingualism
Reflective questions on how to implement plurilingualism in the majority language classroom


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