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COUNCIL OF EUROPE EDUCATION COMMITTEE (1997), European Language Portfolio: Proposals for Development. Council of Europe, Strasbourg.

COUNCIL OF EUROPE (2001), Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

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KOHONEN V. (1993), “Facilitating Learner Autonomy Using Portfolio Assessment” in HUTTUNEN I (ed.), Report on Workshop 2B - Learning to Learn Languages: Investigating Learner Strategies and Learner Autonomy, pp. 53-60. , Council of Europe, Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg.

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Internet sites

  • You can find one of the richest and best structured bibliographies on the use of portfolios (Bibliography of assessment alternatives: Portfolios), c/o Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, at the following address: http://www.nwrel.org/eval/library/bibliographies.html
  • An Annotated Bibliography: Introductory Readings on Portfolio Assessment for Foreign Language Teachers, by Jennifer Kevorkian, is available at: http://www.cal.org/nclrc/caidlr18.htm#BM3
  • A site devoted specifically to issues in portfolio use, including teacher portfolios, care of Courtney Zmach (Resources: Authentic Assessment and Portfolios), can be found at: http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/
  • The Council of Europe Portfolio site can be found at: http://culture2.coe.int/portfolio/inc.asp?L=E&M=$t/208-1-0-1/main_pages/welc ome.html
  • For the Swiss version of the European Language Portfolio, go to: http://www.unifr.ch/ids/Portfolio/


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