The LinguaFolio Online is a document in which those who are learning or have learned a language at school or outside of school can record and reflect on their language learning and cultural experiences. It is a tool that should accompany language learning throughout life and is suitable for documenting language abilities for various uses.

1.) Language Passport

The Passport is an overview of your experiences and ability with different languages. It records formal qualifications and diplomas as well as self assessments and can be updated frequently.

The Passport includes:

  • A summary of language learning and intercultural experiences or language courses outside of school
  • Summer study, academies, or camps
  • Contact with speakers of the language
  • A self-assessment grid and global scale
  • A linguistic profile

2.) Language Biography

The Biography is a record of your personal language learning history that helps to evaluate your learning goals and to reflect on your language learning and cultural experiences.

The Biography includes:

  • Learning goal: why you are learning language(s) and which language skills are most important to you
  • Language history list of language learning experiences and dates
  • Significant language learning and intercultural experiences
  • Current linguistic priorities including self-assessment checklist

3.) Dossier

The Dossier is a collection of samples of work and certificates chosen by you to document and illustrate your language skills, experiences, and achievements. It can be used to demonstrate your language abilities to others.

The Dossier includes:

  • Samples of written work and projects
  • Certificates that indicate language skills
  • Video and/or audio recordings
  • Reports from tutors

LinguaFolio Online is intended to

  • encourage the learning of all languages
  • emphasize the value of knowing many languages' plurilingualism and pluriculturalism
  • contribute to global understanding
  • promote autonomous learning and the ability to assess one's skills
  • facilitate articulation among language programs based on a clear and commonly accepted description of language proficiency (high school to university, or transfer of students within school districts)
  • serve as a tool to assess language learning
  • recognize and value heritage languages
  • promote language learning as a lifelong endeavor

LinguaFolio Online helps learners

  • evaluate and describe their language proficiency in clear and simple terms
  • document and reflect on their language learning inside and outside school and on their intercultural experiences
  • inform others about their proficiency in different languages (when changing schools, starting a language course, participating in an exchange program, applying for a job)
  • set personal language learning objectives and map out ways to achieve them (cultivating community experiences, listening to music, using the Web)

LinguaFolio Online helps educators, schools, and other institutions

  • recognize the needs and motivation of learners and to help them set learning goals
  • develop programs based on learner strengths and needs
  • obtain information about the learner's previous experiences with languages
  • evaluate and document performance in a variety of ways
  • connect US standards and performance guidelines to the internationally accepted Common European Framework ofReference for Languages
  • describe their language programs and produce evidence of language learning experiences

LinguaFolio Online helps businesses and community employers

  • acknowledge language proficiency of their employees or job applicants and utilize better their language abilities


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