ELP - European Language Portfolio
The European Language Portfolio - ELP is a tool created by the Council of Europe – for language learners in order to help them to assess and document their knowledge on their own. The Vienna Board of Education, the Vienna Pedagogic Institute and the Association of National Education were involved in creating a European Language Portfolio for the Central-European Region. Thus, it is overlapping in regions and levels and it should point out and document language ability as well as social and cross-cultural experiences of learners in the Centrope Region. Included in this project are primary level (6 to 10 year olds), secondary level I (10 to 15 year olds), secondary level II (16 to 19 year olds) and adult education.
In 2000, during the CERNET project (1996-2004) which was supported by the European Union, the European Office of the Board of Education in Vienna developed a European Language Portfolio (ELP) for the Central European region for pupils aged 10-15 years old.
In cooperation with the Upper Secondary Vocational Schools (15 – 18 year olds) and the Pädagogisches Institut des Bundes in Vienna it was possible to implement the existing ELP.
During EdQ-Education Quality, a project supported by the European Union, and in cooperation with the Pädagogisches Intitut der Stadt Wien it was finally possible to incorporate the ELP for Upper Secondary Academic Schools (15 – 18 year olds).
All three European Language Portfolios for 10-18 year olds studying within the CENTROPE region have been accredited by the European Council and can be downloaded, free of charge.
ELP for secondary level (10-15 year learners)
This ELP is a translation of the German version validated by the Council of Europe with number 63.2004.
It consists of three parts:
ELP for Upper Secondary Academic Schools – 14+
Downloaded at Pädagogisches Institut der Stadt Wien
ELP for Upper Secondary Vocational Schools – 14+
Download at Pädagogischen Institut des Bundes in Vienna
Brigitte SCHÜTZELHOFER; M.Ed.
Romy HÖLTZER, Dipl. Pädn.