Framework & Language Portfolio


The FLP SIG contributed presentations and workshops on CEFR and portfolio-related topics – featuring the two current JSPS Grant-in-Aid (kaken projects) – at the following international conferences:

  • AILA World Congress 2014, Brisbane, Australia: One World – Many Languages
  • 9th JALT THT SIG Conference, Hue University of Foreign Languages, Aug 2014, Vietnam
  • CercleS, Sep 2014 in Fribourg, Switzerland
  • 5th International Symposium on European Languages in East Asia, Oct 2014, Taipei, Taiwan: Crises, Changes, and Chances: The European Conundrum

The second kaken project: “Critical, constructive assessment of CEFR-based language teaching in Japan and beyond” has been accepted (first project ongoing). We would like to get more members involved, to have a solid base for research and acceptance.

Ongoing work:

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At the JALT2014 Conference in Tsukuba, the FLP-SIG held a well-attended forum: “CEFR-based Language Teaching: Critical Assessment”, and the SIG’s AGM. There were also other fascinating related presentations:

  • Language Portfolio for Young Learners (Ishikawa, Saito, and Nagasawa)
  • Facilitating Self- and Peer-Assessment (Mazzarelli)

For further details see our homepage: