Význam Európskeho jazykového portfólia vo výchovno-vzdelávacom procese
Katarína Bockaničová & Denisa Ďuranová
Štátny pedagogický ústav v Bratislave, Slovensko
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The European language portfolio (ELP) is a document offering learners space to record their language and intercultural learning, which takes place inside or outside the school context. It was developed by the Council of Europe and it reflects the Council of Europe´s concern with the deepening of mutual understanding, promotion of linguistic diversity, development of plurilingualism and transparency and coherence in language learning.
Every European language portfolio has three obligatory parts: Language Passport, Language Biography and Dossier. The European language portfolio is a tool to promote learner´s autonomy, has pedagogic and reporting functions and is based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
The National Institute for Education designed a model of the European Language Portfolio 16+. It had been experimentally verified and accredited by the Council of Europe, No. 2014.R014. The reference levels from A1 to C2 are coved by this model. It is also recommended to use the European Language Portfolio 16+ in other languages, e. g. mother tongue, second language, foreign language, even if the language itself is not mentioned in the ELP model. This model of the European language portfolio is available online on www.statpedu.sk.
Another model of the European language portfolio, which has been in the process of its experimental verification, is the European language portfolio for learners aged 7 – 10. There are 8 experimental schools and 200 pupils involved in the project. The article presents several partial results from the research on the European language portfolio for learners aged 7 – 10. The project is planned to finish in 2016.
The two projects of experimental verification mentioned in the article prove the fact, that the inclusion of the ELP to the educational process in Slovakia has the potential to meet the objectives of this document declared by the Council of Europe.
Key words: European Language Portfolio 16+, European Language Portfolio for learners 7-10 years ols, interculturalism, plurilinguism, self-assessment