It is a standards-based, self-directed formative assessment tool that:
It is a tool that should accompany language learning throughout life and is suitable for documenting language abilities for various uses.
Teryn B. Bivens ~ NCVPS Where did the idea come from?
LinguaFolio is based on the European Language Portfolio (ELP), National Foreign Language Standards, ACTFL Performance Guidelines and ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines and was developed by members of the National Council of State Supervisors For Languages (NCSSFL): http://www.ncssfl.org/links/index.php?linguafolio
Teryn B. Bivens ~ NCVPS European Language Portfolio
Teryn B. Bivens ~ NCVPS The Goals of a LinguaFolio
encourages the learning of all languages
emphasizes the value of knowing many languages - plurilingualism and pluriculturalism
contributes to global understanding
promotes autonomous learning and the ability to assess one’s skills
facilitates articulation among language programs (e.g., high school to university, transfer of students within school districts) based on a clear and commonly accepted description of language proficiency
A record of personal language learning history that helps evaluate learning goals and reflect on language learning and cultural experiences. This includes a series of Self-Assessment Checklists, which are updated annually.
Language goals-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 checklists
A collection of pieces of work and certificates chosen by the individual to document and illustrate language skills, experiences and achievements. It can be used to demonstrate the individual’s language abilities to others.