About the handbook

The guide explains how to use the European Language Portfolio to support the learning and teaching of all foreign languages at all levels in a school. Case studies carried out in ten countries illustrate different approaches to ELP use.

What is its added value?

  • The guide is the first implementation support to focus on the ELP’s use throughout a school and its potential to develop a new kind of language education culture;
  • The case studies offer numerous examples of the challenges and constraints that teachers must overcome if they are to make successful use of the ELP.

Chapters of the handbook

  1. The European Language Portfolio: intention and implementation
    1. What is the European Language Portfolio and where did it come from?
    2. What is the educational ethos behind the ELP?
    3. Implementing the ELP: three key issues
    4. Towards whole-school ELP projects
    5.  Overview of ELP-WSU projects
  2. Planning whole-school ELP projects
    1. Preliminaries
    2. Developing an action plan
  3. Implementing whole-school ELP projects: some examples
    1. Learner autonomy
    2. Intercultural awareness and plurilingualism
  4. Evaluating whole-school ELP projects
    1. Why evaluate?
    2. What will evaluation focus on?
    3. Varieties of data
    4. Gauging impact
  5. Conclusion: future prospects

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CoE portals for the European Language Portfolio:
Using the ELP
• Developing and
   registering an ELP

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