This resource is designed to help teachers understand the concept of learner autonomy as it relates to classroom practice that supports the principles and guidelines of the Language Portfolio. Its purpose is to demonstrate how the Language Portfolio and its corresponding guiding principles relate to general classroom practice. It targets secondary school L2 teachers working in a variety of language learning contexts with diverse learner needs. Teachers can use it as a starting point to develop lessons incorporating the Language Portfolio and/or its related principles. Sample lessons are included.
This teacher’s guide to using the Language Portfolio in the classroom is based on the School-based Language Portfolio developed by L2RIC as a demonstration model. L2RIC has authorized CASLT to print and sell this portfolio. (All proceeds from sales are shared equally.) We strongly encourage teachers who wish to use a portfolio in their secondary school classroom to purchase School-based Language Portfolio.