Welcome to the IDEAL platform, a resource addressed to language teachers in adult education.

With this platform you will be able to:

  • Learn about the digital competence profile of a language teacher in Europe and how to effectively manage emerging trends in language education.
  • Self-assess your digital competences as a language teacher and receive feedback and tips on how to improve your digital competences for language teaching purposes to make use of digital methodologies and innovative resources.
  • Explore a range of digital resources, good practices, and tutorials which are based on the Digital Competence Framework for Educators and the Companion Volume with New Descriptors of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The Training section will show you, step-by-step, how to get the maximum benefits from the IDEAL E-learning platform.

Why is IDEAL platform innovative?

It is the first European initiative to bring together two relevant frameworks for language teaching – the Digital Competence Framework for Educators, the DigCompEdu, published in 2017 and the 2018 updated descriptors of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Therefore, the IDEAL platform helps language teachers to acquire knowledge and develop skills on how to make use of the new elements of the CEFR in combination with digital instruments in their teaching practice.

The IDEAL platform is available in English, French, Spanish, German, Polish and Italian.

We hope you will find something here that is useful to you or that sparks your interest. Try out the platform, and see what digital tools can do for your language classroom!.