Junior European Language Portfolio

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.Junior European Languages Portfolio 

The Junior ELP is:

  • a way to celebrate language learning and intercultural experiences
  • an open-ended record of children’s achievements in languages
  • addressed to and is the property of the learner
  • a valuable source of information to aid transfer and transition

Junior ELP

The Portfolio has three parts and is accompanied by a teacher's guide:

1. My language biography
A 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.

Teacher's guide 
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 copies

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 JELP teacher's guideDownload JELP






Download Junior ELP pdf                  Download Teacher's guide pdf       
(1,211 KB, 40 pages)                       (201 KB, 32 pages)

Allow pupils to fill in the My Language Passport electronically, download:

  • Languages Work
  • lingu@net europa
  • Languages ICT
  • Vocational Languages Resource Bank