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Intercultural encounters and the European Language Portfolio (ELP): Some thoughts on the development of the intercultural dimension of the LOLIPOP-ELP and its potential role in language teaching and learning

Bruen, Jennifer and Sudhershan, Aleksandra (2009) Intercultural encounters and the European Language Portfolio (ELP): Some thoughts on the development of the intercultural dimension of the LOLIPOP-ELP and its potential role in language teaching and learning. Germanistik in Ireland, 4 . pp. 87-102. ISSN 1863-2939

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The European Language Portfolio (ELP) is a language learning tool developed by the Council of Europe (CoE) and intended to support the development of both linguistic skills and intercultural competence in the user. It has to date, however, been used primarily in the development of linguistic abilities . This paper presents an online ELP, the LOLIPOP-ELP , which contains an enhanced intercultural dimension. It also discusses ways in which this ELP could be used to develop intercultural competence in the language classroom. The first section of this paper outlines the background to the ELP Initiative and goes on to describe the portfolio itself and its constituent elements. The second section presents the German version of the LOLIPOP-ELP with a particular focus on its intercultural dimension. Finally, the paper concludes with some remarks regarding the use of the LOLIPOP-ELP in developing intercultural competence in the language undergraduate.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:European Language Protfolio; ELP; LOLIPOP-ELP
Subjects:Humanities > Language
Humanities > Linguistics
Humanities > Culture
DCU Faculties and Centres:UNSPECIFIED
Copyright Information:Screenshots from the LOLIPOP ELP used with the permission of the LOLIPOP project. Project leader, Ms. Veronica Crosbie, SALIS, DCU
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:16375
Deposited On:07 Jun 2011 14:30 by Jennifer Bruen. Last Modified 29 Aug 2013 12:02

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