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Electronic European Language Portfolio
Supporting local networks in using an electronic European Language Portfolio

Promotion of efficient language learning and of effective support for the language dimension in subjects through the use of an electronic ELP-platform.

Introduction

An electronic ELP-platform fosters plurilingual and intercultural learning in formal and informal educational settings, thereby reflecting the principles of the CEFR and the Council of Europe. It also promotes network building of users in member states and promotes the use of new technologies.
Such a platform can offer pedagogical tools for learning, assessing and documenting learning outputs and learning outcomes for both individual and group activities. It can play a significant role in consolidating the integration of new media with well-established pedagogical approaches.

Target groups

  • Language teachers in primary, secondary and higher education including adult and vocational education;
  • Teacher trainers;
  • Teachers of other subjects;
  • CLIL teachers.

Results and benefits

  • Initiation and support of networks of professional users of an electronic ELP-platform for teachers in primary, secondary and higher education as well as adult and vocational education in to both formal and informal language learning.
  • Developing these users’ understanding and implementation of self-assessment (formative and summative), goal-setting and learning-to-learn strategies.Enhanced effectiveness of language and subject learning in formal and informal contexts;
  • Improved effectiveness of using web-based tools for lifelong language learning;
  • Existing networks of users of new technologies, of the CEFR and/or of the ELP will be further developed, consolidated and optimised via an e-platform;
  • New networks will be set up and supported via the e-platform;
  • Consolidation of regular exchange of expertise and good practice in the use of the e-platform.
  • Enhanced quality and efficiency in the use of an electronic ELP-platform.

Long-term benefits

  • Dissemination of innovation through the use of an electronic ELP-platform;
  • Enhanced quality and efficiency in language learning in the context of lifelong learning.

e-ELP Training and consultancy offer

Trainings can be conducted in English or German.

This offer is targeted at language teachers in primary, secondary and higher education including adult and vocational education, teacher trainers, teachers of other subjects, CLIL teachers and provides:

Consulting
  • Pedagogical concepts and practices for the use of an e-platform for specific purposes;
  • network building at institutional, regional and European levels;
  • support for the implementation of language policies in relation to plurilingual and intercultural awareness and competences, formal and informal learning, assessment and diversity.
Training
  • Introduction of an electronic ELP-platform with customised training courses for special target groups and contexts: CLIL, early language education, higher education, migration.

Provision of member state

  • Exchange with the team in preparation of the activities on the occasion of the ECML network meeting with local organisers of the national Training and Consultancy events;
  • Provision of infrastructure for the event;
  • Selection of appropriate participants;
  • Consideration of a follow-up workshop (possibly also under the ECML Training and Consultancy scheme) to consolidate the initial intervention. Ideally this involves online consultancy in-between those two activities;
  • Documentation of the event.

see also: Practical information

Request this ECML Training and Consultancy activity

Requests for a training and consultancy activity must be submitted via the national ECML representative in the Governing Board. Educational professionals interested in a particular activity should therefore contact their national representative.

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“Supporting local networks in using an electronic European Language Portfolio” - Lithuania