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EPOSTL - A reflection tool for language teacher education
David Newby

Target groups
Language teachers


English, French, German, Hungarian, Spanish, Polish, Italian, Lithuanian, Greek, Croatian, Russian, Arabic, Romanian, Japanese, Japanese, Japanese, Japanese, Japanese, Japanese, other Languages, other Languages


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The European Portfolio for Student Teachers of Languages (EPOSTL) is a document intended for students undergoing their initial teacher education which encourages them to reflect on the didactic knowledge and skills necessary to teach languages, helps them to assess their own didactic competences and enables them to monitor their progress and to record their experiences of teaching during the course of their teacher education. It was developed for the European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe by a team of teacher educators from Armenia, Austria, Norway, Poland and UK, assisted by student teachers and teacher educators from all 33 member states of the ECML. Building on insights from the Common European Framework of Reference and the European Language Portfolio as well as the European Commission-financed project European Profile for Language Teacher Education – A Frame of Reference (Profile), it seeks to help prepare students for their future profession in a variety of teaching contexts. Further, the EPOSTL can facilitate discussion of aims and curricula between teacher educators working within different national or European contexts.


David Newby,
Rebecca Allan,
Anne-Brit Fenner,
Barry Jones,
Hanna Komorowska et
Kristine Soghikyan

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  European Portfolio for Student Teachers of Languages (EPOSTL) (English)

  Portfolio européen pour les enseignants en langues en formation (French)

  Europäisches Portfolio für Sprachlehrende in Ausbildung (German)

  Európai portfólió nyelvtanárjelölteknek (Hungarian)

  Portfolio Europeo para futuros profesores de idiomas (Spanish)

  Europejskie portfolio dla studentów (Polish)

  Portfolio Europeo per la formazione iniziale degli insegnanti di lingue (PEFIL) (Italian)

  Europos aplankas būsimiesiems kalbų mokytojams (Lithuanian)

  European Portfolio for Student Teachers of Languages (EPOSTL) (Greek)

  Europski portfolio za obrazovanje nastavnika jezika (Croatian)

  Европейский портфель для будущих преподавателей иностранных языков (Russian)

  ملف الإنجاز الأوروبى للطلاب المعلمين للغة (Arabic)

  Portofoliul European pentru Studenţii care Studiază Limbile Moderne (Romanian)

  言語教師のポートフォリオ (20MB) (Japanese)

  言語教師のポートフォリオ (preservice version) (Japanese)

  言語教師のポートフォリオ (in service version) (Japanese)

  言語教師のポートフォリオ 【英語教師教育全編】 (Japanese)

  言語教師のポートフォリオ 【⧷⺆ᢎ⡯⺖⒟✬】 (Japanese)

  言語教師のポートフォリオ 【䇼⃻⡯⧷⺆ᢎᏧ✬䇽】 (Japanese)

  برنامه اروپایی برای دانشجویان آموزش زبان های خارجی (EPOSTL publication in Persian) (other Languages)

  برنامه اروپایی برای دانشجویان آموزش زبان های خارجی (EPOSTL publication in Persian: cover page) (other Languages)