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EUCIM-TE is a multilateral Comenius project co-funded by the European Commission, DG Education and Culture within the Lifelong Learning Programme. It started on 1 December 2008 and shall end on 30 November 2010.



The project considers new qualification needs for teachers affected by policy shifts from a „compartmentalised“ concept of second languages (SL) teaching to immigrant pupils to an „inclusive education“ in which SL education is seen as an integral part of a generalised and common curriculum process, i.e. mainstreamed SL literacy education.

A mainstreamed SL literacy education demands changes in the teacher education curriculum. All teachers need qualifications regarding the work with ethnic and linguistic minority pupils. At present, none of the Member States have a general teacher education curriculum addressing these needs.

The objective of the project is to improve the pre- and in-service training of all teachers for their work with immigrant pupils by elaborating a competence-based European Core Curriculum for teacher education and national adaptations.



The main outputs of EUCIM-TE will be:

  • the European Core Curriculum, its national adaptations, the European manual and its national adaptations;
  • Needs Analysis Reports on the countries involved.

The material will be published by various means including:

  • print and web-based publications,
  • a web-based databank including all relevant material produced in the participating countries and abroad, as well as the material produced by the project.

The project shall generate general changes in teacher education. By creating national/regional Teacher Education Partnerships (TEPs) involving teacher pre-service and in-service education institutions, schools and education authorities in the project’s work it will be possible to change teacher education programmes and state examination standards and facilitate the mainstreaming of the project’s proposals.

The steps of the project´s work:



This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This website reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.