METLA-hankkeen materiaaleja vieraiden kielten opettajille

Tiedoksi: “Mediation in Language Teaching, Learning and Assessment” (METLA) -hanke, jossa tehtiin opetusmateriaaleja vieraiden kielten opettajien käyttöön.



We are excited to introduce the “Mediation in Language Teaching, Learning and Assessment” (METLA) project (2020-2023), an innovative initiative aimed at enhancing cross-linguistic mediation within the field of language education. The project was developed under the auspices of the European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML) and embodies a collaborative effort to address the evolving needs of language learners and educators across diverse linguistic and cultural contexts. The concept of cross-linguistic mediation, which encompasses the ability to navigate and transfer meaning across languages and cultures, has emerged as a crucial ability for language learners in today's globalized world as emphasized in the CEFR Companion Volume (2020).


Key Outputs of the Project:

  • Resources: Teaching Guide for language teachers, lesson plans through an online database, an educational website etc.
  • Training and Capacity Building: Through a series of workshops, seminars, and online resources, the project provides professional development opportunities for language educators to introduce mediation in their teaching practices

Target Audience:

  • Language educators at all levels of instruction (primary, secondary, tertiary)
  • Teacher trainers and professional development providers
  • Curriculum developers and educational policymakers
  • Researchers and academics in the field of applied linguistics and language education 
  • Material developers 
  • School inspectors/ advisors
  • Teacher associations

Impact: By promoting mediation in teaching and assessment, the METLA project seeks to:

  • Enhance language learners' communicative competence and intercultural awareness
  • Equip language educators with innovative pedagogical strategies and assessment practices
  • Foster collaboration and exchange of best practices among language education professionals
  • Contribute to the broader goal of promoting plurilingualism and intercultural understanding in society

Get Involved: We invite various stakeholders, such as language educators, researchers, and policymakers, to join us in this exciting journey toward developing learners’ cross-linguistic mediation ability. Whether through participation in workshops, use of project resources, or collaboration on research initiatives, your involvement is crucial to the success and impact of the METLA project.

For more information and updates on the METLA project, please visit:


Kind Regards,

The METLA team

Maria Stathopoulou (ECML Project Coordinator | Hellenic Open University)

Phyllisienne Gauci (University of Malta)

Magdalini Liontou (University of Oulu/ University of Jyväskylä)

Sílvia Melo-Pfeifer (University of Hamburg)