CILT, the National Centre for Languages, works to convince people of all ages, at all levels, and in all walks of life of the benefits of learning and using more than one language.
CILT is the Contact Point for all four parts of the United Kingdom: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, each of which has its own education system. CILT UK therefore operates in partnership with CILT Cymru
, Northern Ireland CILT
and Scottish CILT
, on language education projects across the UK.
Educational Systems of the United Kingdom
ECML fact sheets
ECML fact sheets: they present the mission and the structure of the ECML, the Centre's programme of activities 2008-2011, its publication series, the services provided and how to benefit from its activities.
Language versions: English and other languages of the ECML member states
European Language Portfolio
Links into Languages
Links into Languages is a government-funded network of regional centres for the community of language educators in England, delivering professional development courses, support for networking and sharing of good practice as well as the latest information, advice and resources.
UK: Study of ECML workshop participants carried out in March 2011
The UK’s National Centre for Languages, CILT, carried out an online survey on the benefits of participating at an ECML workshop and on the wider benefit of UK involvement in the ECML. The respondents to the survey represented national organisations, senior lecturers, teacher trainers and directors of university languages centres, all well-placed to influence and disseminate ECML work. The following sample response highlights the added value of ECML cooperation: “Our (UK) engagement with the ECML and other bodies represents a belief that languages are an invaluable part of our shared intellectual and cultural heritage. Sharing these intellectual benefits undoubtedly contributes to our economic benefit.”
• Results of the survey (in English, PDF)