How does the ELP help promote multilingualism in educational policy?

The European Language Portfolio makes an important contribution to the coherence of language learning, not only at the learner level but also in national and international educational policy.
The ELP refers to the competence descriptions of the Common European Framework of Reference. It establishes links with learning targets and situations, and documents learning outcomes on the basis of an internationally comparable system. Furthermore, the ELP is an important complement to a range of evaluation tools at various levels (lingualevel, Swiss education standards (HarmoS), international certificates) with which it is ideally coordinated.

The European Language Portfolio promotes multilingualism by encouraging learners and teachers – with the aid of hands-on instructions – both to embrace different languages and to improve actual language and cultural learning. The Language Portfolio is implemented and supported by an education policy network.