This section offers tools specifically developed

  • for learners and teachers (European Language Portfolio model),
  • for language course providers (also addressing quality assurance)
  • and for those concerned by  language learning for professional purposes

Officials texts and Guidelines

The Council of Europe has been a pioneer in addressing migration-related issues since 1968. Political contexts and globalisation have had a great influence on the way approaches have developed since then.

Language is a central aspect of the many issues raised by migration, and access to education for migrants is particularly important indeed.

This section contains a compilation of Council of Europe official texts relating to migrants’ education, as well as a recommendation of the Parliamentary Assembly on the impact of language tests. It also provides a number of policy guidelines and publications.

Background documents and Studies

Since the launch of the LIAM project, a number of resources have been developed to assist policy makers and practitioners concerned with migrants’ language issues.

This section contains a list of the main background papers and case studies describing specific approaches to courses, assessment, etc.


This section provides links to useful resources, both in and outside the Council of Europe.


These Frequently Asked Questions address issues of general interest to all those concerned with language education and testing. The answers draw on Council of Europe principles, guidelines, studies and tools but also on wider resources.