The compilers of this glossary have steered a careful path between a ‘dictionary’ and a ‘teachers’ guide’. The following glossary is ELP-specific, and some words capable of an everyday meaning have been defined solely in the ELP context. Entries below are calculated to clarify concepts related to the ELP, and should help to dispel any misunderstandings of terminology that might be encountered in the process of acquiring familiarity with its aims and implementation requirements, whether through background reading or training programmes.

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, teaching, assessment (CEFR) and other publications by the Council of Europe have been used as a basis for many definitions.

  Ability to learn
  Achievement
  Acquisition
  Action-oriented approach
  Approach
  Appropriacy
  Assessment
  Autonomy
  Biography (Portfolio)
  Bottom-up
  Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)
  Common Reference Levels
  Communicative approach
  Communicative awareness
  Communicative tasks
  Competence
  Context
  Descriptor
  Desired Outcome
  Dialect
  Discrete item
  Dissemination
  Domain
  Dossier
  ELP
  ELP contact person
  ELP developer
  Error
  Evaluation
  Formative assessment
  Function
  Functional exponents
  Functional language
  Goals
  Impact
  Implementation
  Implementer
  Integrated skills
  Intercultural learning
  Knowledge
  L1
  L1 interference
  L2
  L3 / Lx
  Language
  Language activity
  Language Biography
  Language Passport
  Learning (language)
  Metacognitive
  Mistake
  Monitoring
  Motivation
  Multilingualism
  Objectives
  Pilot projects
  Pluriculturalism
  Plurilingualism
  Policy considerations
  Portfolio (Language)
  Productive skills
  Proficiency
  Project description
  Qualitative data
  Quantitative data
  Receptive skills
  Rubric
  Scales of descriptor
  Scope
  Self-assessment
  Skills
  Stakeholder (who has an interest + who has an effect on others)
  Strategy
  Study skills
  Summative assessment
  Task
  TBL
  Teaching (language)
  Template
  Text
  Top-down
  Users
  Validation
  Vocabulary
  Whole-school language policy
  
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