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This website offers a suite of templates that can be used, with or without adaptation, to create an ELP.
The ELP is a document in which those who are learning or have learned one or more languages
can record and reflect on their language learning and intercultural experiences. It has three components: a language passport, a language biography, and a dossier.

The ELP supports the development of learner autonomy, plurilingualism and intercultural awareness. Its main aims are:

  • to help learners give shape and coherence to their experience of learning and using languages other than their first language
  • to motivate learners by acknowledging their efforts to extend and diversify their language skills at all levels
  • to provide a record of the linguistic and cultural skills they have acquired (to be consulted, for example, when they are moving to a higher learning level or seeking employment at home or abroad)

In an ELP all language proficiency is valued, whether it was gained inside or outside formal education. In addition:

In view of the large number and wide range of validated and registered models now available, the Council of Europe stopped registering ELPs at the end of 2014. The website will continue to provide all the necessary resources for compiling ELP models, which in future will be the sole responsibility of developers. These resources include descriptors of language proficiency at all CEFR levels and for different age groups, templates of various kinds, and step-by-step guidelines.







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