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ELP: European Language Portfolio

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ELP stands for European Language Portfolio

The English word 'portfolio' is related to the French word portefeuille and the Italian word portafoglio, and means wallet or folder. 

The ELP is a personal online 'folder', that language learners can use to document and inform others about for their certificates, attestations and good pieces of work.  

The Council of Europe introduced the European Language Portfolio as a means of helping language learners to:

  • Keep track of their language learning as it happens – set learning targets, monitor their progress, and regularly assess the results of their learning.
  • Record their language learning achievements and their experience of using other languages and encountering other cultures.

There is not a single ELP portfolio - there's a huge variety of different portfolios made for different languages and different target and age groups. 

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