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CEFR & LP SIG on Language Portfolio


The language portfolio in a tool for foreign language education. A core concept of the CEFR is the learner as social agent and language learning a life long process. The European Language Portfolio (ELP) was promoted from the beginning. On this page you will find information related to the language portfolio and its use and implementation in various learning and teaching contexts. 



the European Language Portfolio (ELP)

- Looking forward


Other Portfolio related events (please let us know)


 Language Portfolio Roundtable Talk -  working group - 5th meeting

is planned for October 2022


 The 5th meeting of the working group is planned to take place on October 22nd or 29th, 2022 from 3:30 pm to 5 pm.

Actual planning stage: As the e-portfolio is taking more ground, we are planning to invite speakers with a action oriented case study on the implementation of an e-portfolio in an European context. The presentation will be available beforehand and we will see the presentation in the beginning. At 4 pm the presenters will join and we will be able to discuss the study. Details are coming soon. 


Working group - 4th meeting of the working group held on June 4th, 2022 from 3 pm to 5 pm. 

Theme: Towards the e-portfolio

We will read in preparation the article Is a self-regulatory eELP the way forward? A reflection on two decades of achievements and failures of the ELP from Maria José Luelmo del Castillo (Rey Juan Carlos University) & Maria Luisa Pérez Cavana (Open University), CEFR Journal - Research and Practice, Volume  3 (October 2021), page 6-20, available at this homepage.

The fourth meeting continued the inspiring and engaging exchange. 

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Sharing experience using a language portfolio in each context. Discussion and planning.


  Working group - 3rd meeting held on March 2nd, 2022 (Wed) from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Theme: The language portfolio and learner autonomy

The report is coming soon. You will find it in Newsletter #34 (April 2022)

Working group -  2nd meeting held on January 29th, 2022 from 2 to 4 pm

Theme: Forms of feedback and how to support peer-feedback. 


The report is in preparation.

Working group - 1st meeting October 23rd, 2021 from 2 to 4 pm

First meeting with introducing the experience with the language portfolio so far. Sharing experience using a language portfolio in each context. Discussion and planning. 



Language Portfolio for Japanese University


The bilingual (English/Japanese) "Language Portfolio for Japanese University" (LP) is based on the CercleS ELP ( 

The Language Portfolio for Japanese University is available click here (pdf format; 18 pages), 

- Along with an Appendix for Language Portfolio for Japanese Universities click here, with checklists in English for each skill and level (Japanese translations provided; pdf format), 

- A teacher manual is available: Teacher Manual click here, (pdf format)

- A version of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) in English (see CoE for CEFR 2001, CEFR/CV 2018 and CEFR/CV 2020) and Japanese

(for printing use/see page 8 of the Language Portfolio).

- If you are interested in separate documents (both MS Word and pdf formats), plus the complete portfolio and appendix in MS Word format) please contact us.


You maybe interested in reading this paper which deals with use of the LP in classes in a Japanese university.

Please note that this Language Portfolio, with a basic design, is open to improvement. Please let us know your feedback in order to improve and create a better version. Volunteering to implement changes is an option.


JALT CEFR & Language Portfolio SIG (former Framework & Language Portfolio SIG)



(Updated on September 18th, 2022 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.