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In view of the large number and wide range of validated or registered ELP models now available, the Council of Europe will cease registration of ELP models at the end of 2014. The website will continue to provide all the necessary resources, including descriptors of language proficiency at all CEFR levels and for different age groups, templates and guidelines, for compiling ELP models, which will in future be the sole responsibility of developers.

The deadline for submitting ELP models is 10 October 2014. Developers with models under way and who have not already done so are invited to contact the Language Policy Unit as soon as possible :

This website will be reorganised accordingly in early 2015.

17 September 2014


What is the European Language Portfolio (ELP)?

It is a document in which those who are learning or have learned one or more languages - whether at school or outside school - can record and reflect on their language learning and intercultural experiences.

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 competence is valued, whether it was gained inside or outside formal education.
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