European Centre for Modern Languages Research Fellowship, Austria

Deadline: 15 August 2013
Open to: young graduates with a master’s degree in language education and or qualification as language teacher from ECML member states (Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland)
Fellowship: 3,450 EUR for the three-month fellowship

Description

This research fellowship – thematic collections at the European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML) in Graz, Austria from October to December 2013 seeks to promote ECML publications by presenting and contextualizing content in an easy to use format, highlighting methods and approaches for reaching a wider readership. The rationale of the research fellowships directly supports the implementation of the Centre’s mission, specifically the following operational objectives:

  • to collect and disseminate examples of good practice in the field of modern language learning and teaching;
  • to focus on dissemination and follow-up activities and to further develop the Centre’s documentation and resources.

The task of the fellowship is to to showcase specific areas of expertise of the ECML in the form of online thematic collections of materials relating to the following topics: Evaluation and assessment, Plurilingual education, Content and Language Integrated Learning, ICT in language education, Early language learning, Migrant language education, Employment and languages, Mobility and intercultural learning, Signed languages.

Fellowship

The fellowship is sponsored by the European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML) as part of its 2012-2015 Learning through languages programmeThe fellowship will be based at the ECML in Graz, Austria and will cover a period of three months.

The ECML offers lump-sum allowance of 3,450 EUR covering the 3 month duration of the fellowship. Travel costs will not be covered. The fellow will be insured against accident and sickness occurring in the course of the fellowship. The fellow will also be entitled to 2 days of leave per month. The ECML will assist the successful candidate in finding accommodation.

Eligibility

The fellowship will be awarded to a young graduate from an ECML member state (Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland).

Applicants should have a master’s degree in language education and/or qualification as language teacher. Other expected qualifications, skills and experience include:

  • experience in language teaching;
  • knowledge of Council of Europe and/or ECML language education tools and interest in European language education policies
  • language skills: CEFR level C1 (or higher) in one of the organisation’s official languages (English or French) and B2 (or higher) in the other
  • ICT skills: advanced level (MS Office and website editing);
  • good team-working skills;
  • result-oriented working style.

Application

Applications should be submitted on the form provided HERE by 15 August 2013. In addition, candidates should include two documents:

  1. a language passport issued online by Europass/Cedefop
  2. a one page statement of motivation in English or French giving an outline of how the candidate intends to approach the work he/she is applying for. References to relevant publications and websites should be included.

Applications should be sent to: [email protected] For more information, please see the official call for applications HERE and the official website HERE.

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