The origins of the EPOSTL. Project Tasks. Address content of teacher education core competences To formulate didactic competence descriptors (I can…) relating to language teaching Develop a Portfolio to help student teachers reflect on their knowledge, skills and values.
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I can cater for a range of learning styles
I would let pupils work in small groups.
I can understand the requirements set in national and local curricula.
European Profile for Language Teacher Education – a frame of reference
Council of Europe
Common European Framework of Reference
European Language Portfolio
The EPOSTL provides a common basis for the specification and discussion of didactic competences and teacher education curricula across Europe.
The EPOSTL describes in a comprehensive way what language teachers have to learn to do in order to teach learners to use a language for communication and what knowledge and skills they have to help learners to develop so as to be able to act effectively.
I can understand short simple texts written in common everyday language
I can select texts appropriate to the needs and language level of the learners
‘The Profile presents a toolkit of 40 items which could be included in a teacher education programme to equip language teachers with the necessary skills and knowledge’ (http://www.lang.soton.ac.uk/profile/report/MainReport.pdf)
Training in the practical application of curricula and syllabuses.
I can identify curriculum requirements and set learning aims and objectives suited to my learners needs and interests.
Training in the application of various assessment procedures and ways of recording learners’ progress.
I can assess the process of project work.
I can design a range of tests appropriate for my testing aims and learners’ needs.
International ex- pertise, experienceEuropean Input to FTE Project
European Portfolio for
Student Teachers of Languages