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European Language Portfolio. Making connections. Passport. Biography. Dossier. WHAT IS IT? The PORTFOLIO is: Personal and life-long A unique history of your language learning and intercultural experiences in Informal situations As well as Formal educational settings. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • European Language PortfolioMaking connections

    PassportBiography Dossier

  • WHAT IS IT?

    The PORTFOLIO is:

    Personal and life-long

    A unique history of your language learning and intercultural experiences in

    Informal situations

    As well as Formal educational settings.

    An internationally recognized standard enabling people of all ages and backgrounds in Europeto demonstrate their experiences and capabilitiesin a clear, comprehensible manner.

  • WHY USE IT?

    It is a valuable tool when:

    Looking for a job

    Applying to universities or other educational institutions

    Enrolling in language courses

    Assessing your language skills

    Reflecting on your past learning and cultural experiences

    Planning and evaluating your learning progress more effectively

    Becoming aware of and preparing for your future learning needs

  • The development of the portfolio was supported by the Council of Europes Language Policy Division. It is a practical application of the 'Common European Framework of Reference for Languages'. HOW TO USE IT?

    It is designed to be regularly updated by the learner and contains 3 color-coded sections:

    Section 1: The Language Passport

    Section 2: The Language Biography

    Section 3: The Dossier

  • Section 1 : Language PassportHere you document and summarize your formal and informal language experiences by completing the following:a) Self-Assessment Grid to help you complete your Profile of Language Skills.

    This assessment scale (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2) developed by the Council of Europe provides all Europeans with a common set of standards.

  • b) Summary of language learning and intercultural experiences

    This allows you to summarize any language courses, mobility stays or use of a language for work or study purposes in a format that is easily interpreted and accessible to interested parties, e.g. employers, authorities, teachers, etc.

  • c) Certificates and Diplomas

    This form allows you to document all your formal qualifications

  • Section 2 : Language and Cultural BiographyHere you record your personal language and intercultural experiences by completing the following:

    My language learning biography (form #1)

    To reflect on your personal experiences, capabilities, and goals. To evaluate your personal history of language learningTo draw conclusions about your particular learning style and needs

  • b) My significant intercultural experiences (form #2) To explain your personal intercultural background and experiences

  • c) Self-Assessment Checklist(3.1-3.6) & My objectives (4)

    To discover what you can already do

    To set your future objectives

  • d) My learning journal (form #5)

    To construct an on-going step-by-step evaluation and progress report

  • Section 3: Dossier for PresentationThis section allows you to:

    Compile and insert various examples of work you have done or are presently doing to demonstrate your capabilities and your progress in the target language(s).

    Adapt your samples to a specific situation, e.g. applying for a job, or changing university.

  • To learn more

    You can visit the Council of Europes website at :

    http://www.coe.int./portfolio

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