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ERIC Number: EJ958786
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0951-0893
Implementing the European Language Portfolio in a Turkish Context
Yilmaz, Sinem; Akcan, Sumru
ELT Journal, v66 n2 p166-174 Apr 2012
This study explores the way in which the European Language Portfolio (ELP) is used for teaching English as a foreign language to young learners with the aim of enhancing their involvement in the language learning process. The data for the study were collected through observations in a fourth-grade and a fifth-grade classroom (students' ages varied from 9- to 11-years-old) over a 12-week period, interviews with the two English teachers, focus group interviews with the students, audio recordings of two self-assessment sessions, as well as student and teacher materials collected on site. The findings of the study show that the ELP was implemented through five common practices: raising awareness, goal tracking, making choices, reflection, and self-assessment. The article concludes with a summary of the benefits and constraints of the implementation along with some recommendations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey