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(2011). It is a part of the “Language Learning for European Citizenship” project. developed by The Council Of Europe. can record and reflect on their own language learning and intercultural experiences. It is based on the Common European Framework (CEF) Little. D. The European Language Portfolıo: The Story So Far (1991–2011) .WHAT IS ELP? The ELP is a document in which those who are learning foreign languages. whether at school or outside school.

ELP contains 3 parts: Language Passport Language Biography Dossier .

(2011). / LAFARGUE.LANGUAGE PASSPORT It contains an overview of the learner’s proficiency in different - languages at a given point in time. C. From Action to Insight: A Professional Learning Community’s Experiences with the European Language Portfolio. linguistic identity by briefly recording foreign languages learnt list of formal language qualifications achieved (diplomas. The Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics. C. It summarizes. Special Issue: 14.) significant experiences of L2 use. CULLIGAN. the assessment of current proficiency level in a foreign language. 2 . certificates etc.

to set language learning targets. C. (2011).LANGUAGE BIOGRAPHY This section is basically a personal history of the owner’s language learning experience and progress. . 2 .to monitor the learner’s progress of language development CULLIGAN. . It is used. C. From Action to Insight: A Professional Learning Community’s Experiences with the European Language Portfolio. Special Issue: 14. / LAFARGUE. The Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics.

diplomas. homeworks. The European Language Portfolio:  a guide for teachers and teacher trainers. . certificates.audio and video recordings. essays. opinions…  LITTLE. / PERCLOVA R. D. . .DOSSIER It contains the documents and materials to document and illustrate the achievements and experiences of the learner. pictures. (2002).  written reflections. . .letters.photos.exam papers. .

/ GÜNTHER. S. . (2002). To provide a record of the linguistic and cultural skills they have acquired LENZ. P.AIMS There are 3 basic aims of ELP: To help learners give shape and coherence to their experience of learning and using languages To motivate learners by acknowledging their efforts to extend and diversify their language skills at all levels. European Language Portfolio – Guide for Developers.

P. (2002). S.FUNCTIONS There are 2 basic functions of ELP: The Pedagogic Function (Biography & Dossier) Enhances the motivation of the learners.  to seek new intercultural experiences. . / GÜNTHER. European Language Portfolio – Guide for Developers. . .to learn additional languages. LENZ.to improve their ability to communicate in different languages.

to reflect on their objectives. (2002). S. . / GÜNTHER. European Language Portfolio – Guide for Developers.projects  LENZ.contacts and visits.reading. ways of learning and success in language learning. .to plan their learning. for example through .to learn autonomously. . . . Encourages learners to enhance their plurilingual and intercultural experience. P.Incites and helps learners.use of the media. . .

/ GÜNTHER. / RIDLEY J. E. . (to be consulted. S. Working with the European Language Portfolio in Irish Post- Primary Schools: Report on an Evaluation Project. P. and concrete evidence of their achievements. CLCS Occasional Paper. for example.  LENZ. European Language Portfolio – Guide for Developers. (2002).  USHIODA. (2002). when they are starting language education.The Reporting Function (Passport & Dossier) The ELP presents information about the owner's experience of learning and using foreign languages. moving to a higher learning level or seeking employment at home or abroad).