The ELP, developed and co-ordinated
within the Language Policy Division's programme, is being implemented
in teacher training contexts by the ECML.
The project coincides fully with the rationale of the
2nd Medium Term Programme since the European Language Portfolio (ELP)
is conceived as a tool to support language education and promote the development
of plurilingualism and intercultural competence.
In particular the project is designed to contribute
to the dissemination and implementation of Council of Europe political
concepts - especially plurilingualism, pluriculturalism and education
for democratic citizenship - by supporting the widespread and effective
use of the ELP and (by implication) the Common European Framework.
AND OBJECTIVES ______________________________
To support the implementation of the ELP in Council
of Europe member states by
- developing materials and activities for ELP-related
- mediating the materials and activities in a
- supporting national ELP training events and
To initiate a cascading process of ELP-related teacher training by:
the preparatory phase, designing materials and activities that can be
used flexibly and with appropriate adaptation in ELP-related training
for teacher trainers and teachers at national level;
a central workshop, mediating these materials and activities to teacher
trainers from ECML/Council of Europe member states and supporting the
design of national ELP training events and projects;
experts to support national ELP training events and projects;
and collecting feedback on national training events and projects;
exchange of experience and self-evaluation.
The expected outcomes of the project are:
- the training kit (materials and activities) that
will be mediated at the central workshop and made available to potential
users on CD-ROM and via the official ELP website of the Council of Europe;
they will also be available on the ECML web site;
- up to 40 multipliers at international level (central
workshop) and an indefinite number of multipliers at national level
(national training events and projects);
- improved information flow and exchange via
- online reports on the central workshop and national
training events/ projects
- a final report on the project compiled
by the project team (to be available both online and in hard copy)
Meeting of the project team to
components of the training kit and negotiate refinements and revisions
the programme for the central workshop
experts to support national training events and follow-up projects
appropriate formats for online reports of national training events and
The project team continues to work on components of the training kit and
formats for online reports.
Meeting of the project team to finalize
- the training kit
- the programme for the central workshop
- formats for online reports of national training
events and follow-up projects
Submission of training kit for translation (French and English versions
will be presented at the central workshop).
- for the member states of the ECML;
- for other Council of Europe member states on
a first-come first-served basis and at their own expense,
Profile of participants:
Teacher trainers who are already familiar with the ELP and who are in
a position (i.e., have the authority and necessary funding support) to
organize a national ELP training event and/or project and to submit reports
as outlined below.
The purpose of the workshop will be to
- mediate the training kit to the participants;
- explore the potential for achieving a cascade
of ELP-related training in the member states represented at the workshop
- domains of language teaching to be targeted
- frameworks for training
- potential for follow-up projects;
- present (on paper) the team of experts who
will be available to support national events;
- negotiate a provisional timetable for national
ELP training events and follow-up projects.
National training events,
each supported by one expert selected by the ECML Secretariat in consultation
with the project team.
The purpose of these events will be to
- use the materials and activities presented
in the central workshop to train teacher trainers and multiplier teachers
- wherever possible, plan follow-up actions to
run to the summer of 2006
Profile of participants:
Teacher trainers and teachers involved in the implementation of the ELP.
Reports on national training
events, including an outline of proposed follow-up actions and their intended
outcomes, will be submitted in a format previously agreed by the project
team and made available online.
National follow-up actions which
may be supported by one expert visit if the national training event did
not make use of such a visit.
Brief reports on national follow-up
actions will be submitted in a format previously agreed by the project
team and made available online.
By December the project team will compile a concluding report on the project,
to be made available in print and online.
The central workshop will have two official working languages, French
and English (simultaneous interpretation provided). The participants may
agree to use other languages in group work ( no interpretation is provided
for group work).
National training events will be held in the national
language, and in some cases one of the official languages of the Council
of Europe (where visiting experts cannot work in the national language).
All reports will be submitted in English or French and
translated into French or English.
The project team comprises native speakers of
English (with L2 German and receptive French), Finnish (with L2 English),
Czech (with L2 English), German (with bilingual French and L2 English),
Dutch (with L2 German and English).