The junior version of the European Language
Portfolio is a Council of Europe initiative, launched in
the 2001 European Year of
Languages. The ELP provides pupils with a record
of their achievements and progress in languages.
The Junior ELP is:
- a way to celebrate language learning and intercultural
- an open-ended record of children’s achievements in
- addressed to and is the property of the learner
- a valuable source of information to aid transfer and
The Portfolio has three parts and is
accompanied by a teacher's guide:
1. My language biography
personalised learning diary making children aware of their
achievements as they learn.
2. My dossier
Where learners can file work
and materials to illustrate the achievements recorded in the
Language biography or Language passport.
3. My language passport
An overview of the
learner’s knowledge and experiences of different languages,
including cultural experiences.
Practical help on using the ELP in the primary classroom. The
revised 2006 edition reflects the content of the Key Stage 2
Framework and includes self-assessment grids to mirror
the Languages Ladder.
Download here or order hard
The Portfolio and Teacher's guide can be downloaded free of
charge from this page. Or, follow the links to the CILT
Shop to buy hard copies of the Portfolio
(£7.00 or £5.75 for orders 150+) and the Teachers'
Guide (£4.00). Visiting London? Save on postage
by buying from the CILT Library.
Download Junior ELP
(1,211 KB, 40
(201 KB, 32 pages)
Allow pupils to fill in the My Language Passport electronically,