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DEVELOPING AND REGISTERING AN ELP

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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