Title European Profiling Grid
Project Number 2011-1-FR1-LEO05-24446
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
The aim of the European Profiling Grid (EPG) project was to help improve the quality and effectiveness of language training by the use of an innovative instrument: the European Profiling Grid.
Designed for teachers working in Europe in language centres and schools, this tool aims to :
- help better identify training needs; - provide a reliable means of assessing and self-assessing professional skills; - stimulate language teacher development
- facilitate recruitment thanks to a transparent evaluation system;
- foster mobility by enhancing professional skills.
The EPG Grid is not only a tool developed for the use of the language teachers but also for their trainers and employers.
One of the main purpose of the EPG project was to test out the descriptors of the Grid with its target groups – to ensure that they were as valid and useful as possible.
Therefore an online questionnaire was created and interviews were carried out across all Europe (July – October 2012). More than 2000 language teachers, 100 trainers and 70 managers took part!
This crucial phase of the project was followed by the creation of the final version of the EPG Grid in 9 languages in April 2013.
The European Profiling Grid for Languages Teachers is available free of charge since October 2013 and is adaptable according to its end-users’ needs and to the context in which it is to be implemented. A user-friendly, interactive online version was also created to ensure ease of use and is accessible on the EPG project Website. To help mainstream the tool, a user guide was produced providing clear guidance on how to use EPG for its various different purposes.
Training courses were organised on September & October 2013 in Germany, Bulgaria, Spain, France and the UK, in order to train the future users of the Grid.
Two seminars were hold to raise awareness about the results of the project: the first one took place in Germany (November 2012), the second one in France on October 2013 to celebrate the project’s completion and the autonomous use of the EPG.
Recognition, transparency, certification
transparency and certification
procedure for the analysis and prognosis of the vocational training requirement
Product information The EPG project, co-funded by the EU Commission through the Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP), has been developed by a consortium of 11 European partners led by CIEP. This Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation project started on 1 October 2011 and lasted 24 months.