en  fr  de
  1. Startseite
  2.  > 
  3.  > 
    Programme 2008-2011
  4.  > 
    Planning, implementation and evaluation of whole school projects

Planning, implementation and evaluation of whole school projects

The European Language Portfolio aims to foster the development of learner autonomy, intercultural awareness and plurilingualism. Teachers of particular languages working on their own can use the ELP to promote learner autonomy, but the goals of intercultural awareness and plurilingualism invite us to use the ELP in all foreign language classes at all levels in the school.
The guide introduces the language education policy that underpins the ELP, explores the key concepts that it embodies, and explains how to plan, implement and evaluate whole-school ELP projects. The ten case studies published on the project website illustrate various dimensions of ELP use and include practical suggestions and activities for teachers and learners.

Who is it for?

  • Teachers
  • Teacher educators
  • Decision makers: school principals, inspectors, advisors, ministry officials

Download handbook

Project team

David George Little (Coordinator)
Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics
Head, School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences
Trinity College Dublin
Francis Goullier
Inspecteur général de l'éducation nationale
Ministry of Education
Rose Margarethe Oehler
KPH Edith Stein, Innsbruck - Stams
Rosanna Margonis-Pasinetti
Pedagogical University Lausanne
Marnie Beaudoin
Consultant, Assessment
Edmonton Public Schools, Curriculum Services



These are the results from a project of the European Centre for Modern Languages within its "Empowering Language Professionals" programme 2008-2011.

Read more about the project

Related publications

Mobility programmes for plurilingual and multicultural education - Tools for language Teachers

The aim of PluriMobil is to develop students’ ability to discover other languages, cultures and people, and new areas of knowledge. We hope that their mobility activities will also be part of their personal development as individuals. To this end, PluriMobil’s pedagogical tools aim to improve students’ communicative and plurilingual skills, enhance their intercultural competence and expand their language awareness and language learning strategies.

Training teachers to use the European Language Portfolio

The website contains a wide range of information on how to use the European Language Portfolio. ELP experts involved in ECML activities collected practical materials such as videos, PowerPoint presentations, posters, worksheets as well as links, references and FAQs. Information on developments of European countries is provided as well as materials in national languages. The aim is to promote the pedagogical benefits of the ELP and to facilitate its use in practice. The site also brings together the results of several major European ELP implementation projects on one single platform.

Developing Online Teaching Skills

Many language teachers want to use up-to-date technology in their teaching but often do not have the time or resources for the necessary training. This training kit presents bite-size activities for ten popular tools that even the busiest language professional can fit into their schedule. Working through training units which can be completed in around 30 minutes, teachers will get to know the uses and pedagogic benefits of online tools and learn how to integrate them into their language classes.

Exploring cutting edge applications of networked technologies in vocationally oriented language learning

The website and publication are targeted at teachers and teacher-trainers in Vocationally Oriented Language Learning. They explain the background to the different aspects of ICT in VOLL, describe the steps involved in carrying out various ICT-based activities and provide practical examples and links to case studies on the VOLL website.