In this welcome address, Dr. Waldemar Martyniuk, Executive Director of ECML introduces the work of ECML in networking expertice throughout Europe to foster plurilingualism of citizens and intercultural education and to empower language teaching professionals through the strengthening of professional networks and the wider community of language educators. Dr. Waldemar Martyniuk will outline how technlogy plays a role in language education and explains how the expertise of two current ECML projects DOTS – Developing on-line teaching skills and E-VOLLution, Exploring cutting edge applications of networked techn… promotes innovation and reform in language teaching and learning.

About Waldemar Martyniuk
Waldemar Martyniuk is Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. Teacher trainer, author of textbooks, curricula, and testing materials for Polish as a foreign language; visiting professor and lecturer at universities in Germany (Bochum, Giessen, Göttingen, Mainz, Münster), Switzerland (Basel), and in the USA (Stanford University); translator of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages into Polish (2003); since October 2008 Executive Director at the European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe, based in Graz, Austria.

Welcome address: The work of the ECML in support of multilingualism and plurilingual education – language education and technology

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