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European Language Portfolio

The European Language Portfolio is a personal document in which learners of all ages can record their language learning and cultural experiences both within and outside formal education. It also provides a framework for learners to assess their own language competences.

Using the ELP
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ELP in use

ECML Projects

ELP-WSU - The European Language Portfolio: A guide to the planning, implementation and evaluation of whole-school projects (2008-2011)

The guide explains how to use the European Language Portfolio to support the learning and teaching of all foreign languages at all levels in a school. Case studies carried out in ten countries illustrate different approaches to ELP use.

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ELP_TT2 - Training teachers to use the ELP (2008-2011)

The Training teachers to use the European Language Portfolio website and book provide detailed background information about the European Language Portfolio and underlying pedagogic concepts. Guidance is offered on how to set up portfolio projects and use ELPs most profitably in the classroom. The website materials can be used as a core element in teacher training on the ELP. 

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ELP_TT - Training teachers to use the ELP (2004-2007)

The purpose of Project ELP_TT was to support the implementation of the European Language Portfolio (ELP) in Council of Europe member states by :
• developing a kit of materials and activities for ELP-related teacher training 
• mediating the materials and activities in a central workshop 
• supporting national ELP training events arising from the central workshop 
• creating this website, the ELP implementation website, "Using the ELP.

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IMPEL - ELP implementation support (2004-2007)

The aim of the IMPEL project was to offer support for the implementation of the ELP in the Council of Europe member states by :

• gathering and exchanging information on experiences in order to provide support for the day-to-day management of ELP implementation projects ;

• devising planning, monitoring and feedback tools ;

• initiating a cascading process by making these tools available to project managers at a central workshop ;

• disseminating information, expertise and experience in support of ongoing and future ELP implementation projects.

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CoE publications

a) ELP related policy documents

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b) Development of ELP models

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c) ELP implementation

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Other publications explicitly related to the ELP

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Examples of Portfolios

You can download the following examples of portfolios for the specified level:

Primary level

IRELAND: Model for use in primary education with a specific target group: immigrants learning the language of the host country  (Integrate Ireland Language and Training, 2001). Download

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Adult Education

NORWAY: An ELP model for adult migrants ( Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training , 2010). Download

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An Austrian example