The European Portfolio for Student Teachers of Languages is a tool for reflection and self-assessment of the didactic knowledge and skills necessary to teach languages. It builds on insights from the Common European Framework of Reference and the European Language Portfolio as well as the European Profile for Language Teacher Education. Four years after its initial publication it has been translated into twelve European and Asian languages.To meet widespread demand this ECML publication provides materials which support its implementation in teacher education.The book entitled Using the European Portfolio for Student Teachers of Languages presents examples, discussions and research findings of how the EPOSTL is used in initial teacher education courses, in bi-lateral teacher education programmes and in teaching practice. The accompanying folder and flyer feature, amongst other things, guidelines for strategic measures for introducing the EPOSTL in a particular institution or in a country.WHAT IS ITS ADDED VALUE?* The publication assists teacher educators in using the EPOSTL and encouragesrelevant research and networking.* It promotes, exemplifies and facilitates the use of the EPOSTL.
The EPOSTL in brief
Issues in using the EPOSTL
Challenges of integrating the EPOSTL into pre-service teacher training
Implementing the EPOSTL in the early phase of pre-service EFL teacher education
The EPOSTL as a tool for reflection in three contexts of language teacher education
The use of the Personal Statement
What goes into the EPOSTL Dossier and why?
The EPOSTL in Iceland: getting the mentors on board
The role of the EPOSTL in the evaluation and development of teacher education programmes in Croatia
The use of the EPOSTL in a bilateral teacher-education programme
About the authors
Strategies for introducing the EPOSTL