Why use the ELP with your students?
Teachers who piloted the ELP said that they wanted to
|support their learners’ thinking about their language learning
||help their learners to understand the central aim of language learning
||teach their learners how to assess themselves
|increase their learners’ motivation
||help their learners to take their own initiatives
||set achievable short-term learning targets
|use European standards of proficiency (the Council of Europe’s common reference levels)
||help their learners to understand what they can already do and decide for themselves what they want to achieve
||explore different ways of evaluating their learners’ progress
|help their learners to overcome their fear of speaking in a foreign language
||show their learners how they can collect and display evidence of what they have learnt
||support the development of their learners’ autonomy
|learn something new and increase their professional skills
||Can you add any other reasons?
Make notes explaining your order of priority.
Little, David & Perclová, Radka 2001. European Language Portfolio Guide for Teachers and Teacher Trainers. Strasbourg: Council of Europe, Modern Language Division. (p 21)