EU-compatible endeavours to motivate language learning

The ECL Consortium (European Consortium for the Certificate of Attainment in Modern Languages) is an association of institutions representing European languages. Its aim is:

  • to promote the mutual teaching of the languages of Europe (with special respect to the less widely taught and used languages), both in and outside the school context by developing and disseminating a standardised language course system
  • to provide unified, reliable and valid standards for the assessment of attained language knowledge with the help of the ECL language exam, a standardised testing system adapted to the languages of the member states of the European Union and those of the candidate countries
  • to provide the comparability of certificates obtained and exam results achieved in the individual languages for both the candidates and the users (employers) with the help of the ECL exam in accordance with the harmonisation objectives of the European Union.