What is the European Language Portfolio?

The European Language Portfolio is a personal document that has three parts:

A language passport
Here the language learner can summarise his/her linguistic and cultural identity, language qualifications, experience of using different languages and contacts with different cultures.
A language biography
The biography helps the learner to set learning targets, to record and reflect on language learning and on intercultural experiences and regularly assess progress.
A dossier
In this part of the ELP the learner can keep samples of his/her work in the language(s) he/she has learnt or is learning.

 Download an example of a Portfolio:
 Norwegian ELP Model for young learners aged 6 - 12 (6MB)

The European Language Portfolio was developed by the Language Policy Division of the Council of Europe, piloted from 1998 to 2000, and launched in 2001, the European Year of Languages.

What is the European Language Portfolio?

The European Language Portfolio is a personal document that has three parts:

A language passport
Here the language learner can summarise his/her linguistic and cultural identity, language qualifications, experience of using different languages and contacts with different cultures.
A language biography
The biography helps the learner to set learning targets, to record and reflect on language learning and on intercultural experiences and regularly assess progress.
A dossier
In this part of the ELP the learner can keep samples of his/her work in the language(s) he/she has learnt or is learning.

 Download an example of a Portfolio:
 Norwegian ELP Model for young learners aged 6 - 12 (6MB)

The European Language Portfolio was developed by the Language Policy Division of the Council of Europe, piloted from 1998 to 2000, and launched in 2001, the European Year of Languages.

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