Copyright 2021 - 2017

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

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

-Along with an Appendix

with checklists in English for each skill and level (Japanese translations provided; pdf format), 

-A teacher manual teacher manual

(pdf format)

-A version of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) in English and Japanese

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

-There is also a zip file which holds all pages of the Language Portfolio and Appendix in separate documents (both MS Word and pdf formats), plus the complete portfolio and appendix in MS Word format). These files could be useful for use in platforms such as moodle, or independent learner use.



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 March 22nd, 2020 GS)

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.