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The Agenda of the CEFR and Language Portfolio SIG

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) (COE, 2001), the CEFR Companion Volume (CEFR/CV; COE 2018) and the European Language Portfolio (ELP) can be used in curriculum planning, assessment and other related language-teaching matters ranging from elementary school to university level to life long learning. The JALT CEFR & Language Portfolio SIG (CEFR & LP SIG, former Framework & Language Portfolio SIG (FLP SIG)) is a interest group of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT,

CEFR & LP SIG wants to discuss these CEFR related tools and their relevance for language education in Japan while carrying out projects and communicating the results. There is an emphasis on developing materials to support educators who would like to use these pedagogic tools. Our membership includes educators of several languages.

ヨーロッパ言語共通参照枠(CEFR)とヨーロッパ言語ポートフォリオ(ELP)は、小学校から大学まで幅広く、カリキュラム設計、評価、また、他の言語教育に関連した様々な問題に用いることができる。CEFR & LP SIG(CEFRと言語ポートフォリオ研究部会;2017年まで元フレームワークと言語ポートフォリオ研究部会(FLP SIG))は、こうした道具が日本の言語教育において、プロジェクトを実施し、その結果を共有していく上で、妥当であるかを議論するために、全国語学教育学会(JALT)において設立された(。

CEFR&LP SIGは、これらの教育上の道具を利用したいと望む教育者を支援するための資料を開発することに力点を置いており、複数の言語における教育者から構成されている。


 Main activities

 CEFR & LP SIGの活動  Annual activities are

JALT CEFR & LP SIG / JALT FLP SIGは2008年11月設立以来 (JALT FLP SIG 2009年-2017年11月, JALT CEFR&LP 2017年11月から)

●1日または2日に渡るセミナーが開かれ、CEFRとELPの教室における使用について、自己評価、目標設定、内省などのトピックが取り上げられた。また、イギリスからトニー・グリーン氏を招いて、English Profile プロジェクト(現在ではプログラムと呼ばれている)についての講演会を開催した。

- Seminars held over one and two days with topics such as use of the CEFR, CEFR/CV and the ELP in classrooms with sub-topics such as self-assessment/assessment, goal-setting and reflection. Other seminars have included with invited speakers from England (Tony Green on the topic of the English Profile programme)


Forums and presentations at conferences at the JALT National conference ( We have also hosted presentations and workshops at other national conference (for example the CUE, Nakasendo and Pan-SIG conferences)

●日本の大学で用いるための2言語表記の言語ポートフォリオを、大学の言語教育者向けのELPであるCercles ELPをもとに編纂し、公開した。

- Our members have compiled the bilingual Language Portfolio for Japanese University (publicly available, based on the Cercles ELP: an ELP for language education in universities)




- Several publications see, starting with the first in November 2010: Can do statements in language education in Japan and beyond - Applications of the CEFR -. 23 Research papers, presentations are included in this book: One aim of this publication is to give specific ideas and resources for educators to bring into classrooms. As a result many of the papers in this volume take on an action research focus. Several other papers seek to explain the development and issues regarding use of the CEFR, the ELP and can do statements.

結果 Outcome - publications - visibility

Book publications see Book publications

Textbooks see Book publications

Edited volumes see Book publications

SIG Newsletter see Newsletter

CEFR Journal - Research and Practice (since May 2019) see CEFR Journal

Conferences, workshops see Events

Research see Research - Collaborative projects see Kaken 5

Teacher Training see Toolkit (under construction)




研究  Research activities

Research projects: The development of a coherent language teaching system: integration of learning outcomes, teaching materials and assessment methods. Participation in these projects is possible for educators from several languages that are taught in Japan. Please contact the SIG. The proposals namely inculde JALT CEFR & LP SIG (former FLP SIG). 

JSPS Grant-in-Aid research projects (in short KAKEN) granted

Kaken 1: ●科研 2012-2015, 結果: EAP textbook

KAKEN I from 2012 to 2015: Outcome: CEFR-informed EAP Textbook (published in 2015), project leader Naoyuki Naganuma.

Kaken 2: ●科研 2014-2016, 結果: EPS6

KAKEN II from 2014 to 2016: Outcome: EPS 6 (published in September 2017), project leader Fergus O'Dwyer.

Kaken 3: ●科研 2016-2019, 結果: Toolkit

KAKEN III from 2016 to 2019: Outcome: Design a toolkit for teachers (see on the HP "TOOLKIT" and to be published in 2020), project leader Maria Gabriela Schmidt.

Kaken 4: ●科研 2019-2022, 結果: Composition

KAKEN IV from 2019 to 2022: Outcome Composition, project leader Alexander Imig.

Kaken 5: ●科研 2020-2023, 結果:Action Research

Kaken V from 2020 to 2023: Outcome , project leader Maria Gabriela Schmidt.

Kaken 6: ●科研 2021-2024, 結果:CEFR-informed Placement test

Kaken 7: ●科研 2021-2024, 結果:CLIL


今後の活動計画 Future planned activities:

We will continue to hold seminars, forums and participate in conferences. Design tool for teacher training.




 Get involved!

We provide you with reliable up to date trends related to the CEFR and the CEFR/CV and research and help to implement and us the tools successfully!


(Updated: May 4th, 2021 MGS)

This online toolkit is supported by KAKEN Grant-in-Aid project no. 20K00759, no. 19K00808 and no. 16K02835 and aims to support teachers of all foreign languages in Japan in using the CEFR and CEFR/CV efficiently.