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Language Learning and Intercultural Experiences

Form 1

Language learning and use in a country/region where the language is NOT spoken

Passport

Language: English

Name of the experience:

Viaje a Londres

Type of experience (Tick the appropriate boxes):

Language course

Language schools Education Institution In-service training at workplace

Language use in the academic sphere Regular use of the language in the workplace or for professional reasons ✔

Frequent contact with the language through mass media ✔

Regular contact with speakers of the language ✔

Conversation Correspondence Other

Other experiences: Date:

02/08/2012

Description and comments: (Please, include name and specify type of course, type of work, type of relationship with speakers of the language, etc. and include any further relevant information):

Viaje de ocio durante una semana a Londres solo con una amiga que no dominaba el idioma

*If you have obtained any accreditation of what you have described, include this in the section Dossier

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Language learning background

Form 5

Biography Language: English Date of last reflection:

06/12/2012

Chronological overview of my language learning Year from Year until 2012

2012

Description Viaje de ocio durante 5 dĂ­as en Londres

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Learning to learn

Form 6

Biography Language: English

Date of last reflection: 06/12/2012

I think I should do it

I do it

Read the points in the following sections and decide what you actually do and what you think you should do. Add points not included in blank spaces below.

In order to prevent emotions from interfering into my learning process I try to keep my stress level down when using the new language.

Even though I''m afraid of making mistakes, I don''t feel self-conscious when using the language. I don''t get stuck if I don''t understand a word or expression. I keep listening.

✔ ✔

I don''t panic if I can''t remember the exact word I want to use, I look for another one.

I share my feelings about language learning with fellow students.

I keep a diary as a record of how I feel about my study.

I treat myself when I have done things well.

Date of last reflection: 06/12/2012

Reflecting on my learning process in order to get myself organised I decide what I need to learn and I set myself objectives accordingly.

I set my personal pace according to the time I have available.

I check my progress regularly: I make sure what I know and what I do not know.

I look for opportunities to use the language I am learning (radio, the Internet, etc.).

I take breaks because I understand much better when I resume study.

I monitor my mistakes and try to avoid them.

I decide if I learn better by watching, listening, saying or doing.

I create a favourable environment for study: place, time and suitable conditions.

I keep a diary in which I write down what I learn.

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Learning to learn

Form 6

Biography Language: English I think I should do it

I do it

Date of last reflection: 06/12/2012

In order to learn something new I relate the things I learn with what I already know, both in my language and in others. I look for frequently repeated patterns in the language and make hypothesis accordingly. I listen carefully and try to imitate the accent and intonation of native speakers. In order to understand the meaning of a new word, I observe its form and its components. I look for similarities and differences between the new language and the ones I already know. I use a dictionary to help me understand what I hear or read.

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I learn new words in context. I associate the sound of a new word or expression to the sound of words and expressions I know. I visualise the written form of the words.

✔ ✔ ✔

Date of last reflection: 06/12/2012

In order to remember what I have learnt I practise what I have learnt in new situations as often as I can.

I organise and group the words meaningfully.

I match sounds and images.

I practise the sounds I find difficult to pronounce.

I make a drawing of the words and expressions.

I often repeat or rewrite a word or expression.

I use the language I am learning to take notes when I study.

I revise regularly.

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Learning activities

Form 7

Biography Language: English Reflect on what you found effective or rewarding when learning and write it down.

LISTENING

Date of last reflection: 06/12/2012

In class

Self-study

Mi profesora hablando en el idioma

Películas y series en versión original con subtitulos

Los "listening" de clase

Canciones en inglés

READING

Date of last reflection: 06/12/1012

In class

Self-study

Artículos de revistas

Lectura de libros en inglés

Libro de texto

Leer letras de canciones en inglés y traducirlas

Traducciones de textos relacionados con nuestro sector

Páginas web en inglés

SPOKEN INTERACTION In class ●

Date of last reflection: 06/12/2012

Conversaciones entre compañeros o con el profesor

Self-study ●

Pequeñas conversaciones con amigos

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Learning activities

Form 7

Biography Language: English

SPOKEN PRODUCTION In class

Date of last reflection: 06/12/2012

Self-study

Contestar a preguntas

exponer en inglés

WRITING

Cantar en inglés

Date of last reflection: 06/12/2012

In class

Self-study

Escribir palabras y expresiones desconocidas

Escribir e-mails en el idioma

Redacciones de textos y frases

Escribir en foros

Notas en inglés

Escribir pequeñas frases en determinados momentos

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Mobility descriptors

Form M

Biography Date of last reflection:

06/12/2012

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Mobility descriptors

Form M

Biography Description of the experience:

Prácticas en el extranjero

Host country or region: Year:

2013

I know why I want to have a stay

I know my expectations about my stay

I have set my learning and academic objectives

My command of the language can make me feel comfortable there

My command of the language is so good that I can take part in the host country / region academic / work life

Not yet

A bit

Yes

About my stay

I am aware of the differences in academic and professional customs and conventions between the two countries / regions

I know who to address to obtain information

I am aware of which characteristics in my personality can be of help and which of them can''t

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Reflections before my stay · How have I prepared myself for it? What aspects of these descriptors about my stay and my intercultural competence was I conscious of before my stay?

Reflections during my stay · How have my views about the host culture changed during my stay?

These are examples of things that have changed my initial views about the host culture (I was surprised by them or interested in them):

· About the country, the people, the language

· About daily, academic, professional life

· About my own behaviour and my contacts

Reflections after my stay · Have my views about the host country / region changed after my stay?

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Descriptors of interculturality

Form I

Biography Date of last reflection:

06/12/2012 Not yet

Yes

About my intercultural competence ✔

I am aware of my cultural identity and my cultural values

I am aware of the identity and the cultural values of the person I am speaking to I am aware of the stereotypes that exist regarding my culture

I am interested in the details of other cultures, such as daily life (food, drink, festivals, etc.)

I am interested in information related to other cultures (population, history, etc.)

I can percieve uses and conventions in a different culture, for example when you visit someone or in a conversation

I would like to overcome the stereotypes that exist in my culture about others

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I know how to solve misunderstandings between people from different cultures because of their different points of view I can see things from the others'' points of view

I can be tolerant with a different culture, regardless of my own moral and ethic convictions

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Descriptors of plurilingualism

Form P

Biography Date of last reflection:

06/12/2012

I am interested in listening to my language being spoken by people with different accents

I am interested in hearing other languages, even if I do not understand them

If I went on a trip, I would be interested in being able to greet, thank and use other such expressions in the language of the country

It is worthwhile studying a language even though only a few people speak it

I have no problem with the fact that in each country there is a different language

Speaking the language of other people allows me to understand their culture better (literature, cinema, traditions, etc.)

I am interested in learning a new language even if only to be able to understand or read it

Knowing more about a language helps me to understand others

✔ ✔

Learning a new language allows me to see the world in a different way I have translated texts from one language to another

Not yet

Yes

About my plurilingualism competence

I have acted as an interpreter

I have summarised an original text in one language from a text in another language

I have worked with files that contained texts in different languages

I have given talks/lectures where I have interpreted/summarised from another language

I have taken part in conversations in other languages and with people where we understood each other

I have given talks/lectures in one language using notes written in another language

I have listened to television programmes where the language could change, without losing the thread

I have told my language teacher what I have done or do when I learn another language

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Self-assessment Checklist

Level

A1

Form 8.1

Biography Language: English Columns: 1. I can || 2. Not yet || 3. My aims LISTENING

Date: 06/12/2012

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Provided they speak very slowly and clearly and I can ask for repetition... I can understand very common and basic expressions for social interaction such as "Hello", "Good-bye", "Thanks", "Sorry". I can understand short questions in basic and simple personal conversations: "What''s your name?", "Where do you live?". I can understand brief information about basic personal matters or immediate needs in very simple conversations: "I live in Brussels", "I am twenty-five years old", "The restaurant is closed". I can understand basic information like prices and timetables in shops, hotels, stations and airports, e.g. "That''s twenty euros", "The train leaves at 10 past eight". I can understand very simple instructions like "Come here, please", "Phone number 8546318". I can understand simple and short directions; for example, about how to get from one place to another: "The third on the right". I can understand simple questions about myself and my family when people speak slowly and clearly, like What''s your name? How old are you? How are you? etc. I can understand some words and phrases in songs I hear on the radio or TV.

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I can understand very short dialogues when people speak slowly and clearly.

READING

1

Date: 06/12/1012

Provided I have visual support and may reread or use a dictionary... I can understand words and phrases on most common public signs; for instance "Station", "No parking", "No smoking", etc. I can understand forms and questionnaires (application forms, hotel registration forms) in order to provide relevant information about myself. I can understand basic details on posters, in brochures and catalogues, such as prices and timetables of shows, concerts, means of transport, shops, etc. I can understand the most important, basic instructions to use home appliances, such as "print", "off", "on" etc. I can understand short, simple messages, greetings and congratulations in postcards.

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I can understand short notes and messages in everyday life situations; for instance: "Buy some bread", "Back at 4 o''clock". I am able to understand basic vocabulary in the field of ITC''s as I surf the internet, with words such as "password, register, copy, paste, search, save..."

✔ ✔

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Self-assessment Checklist

Level

A1

Form 8.1

Biography Language: English Columns: 1. I can || 2. Not yet || 3. My aims SPOKEN INTERACTION

Date: 06/12/2012

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Provided I can use body language or count on the other person''s help to express myself... I can use the most common and basic expressions for social interaction, e.g. "Hello", "Good-bye", "Thanks", "Sorry". I can introduce myself and others using simple phrases.

✔ ✔

I can ask and answer simple questions on personal information (name, address, belongings, friends, etc.).

I can tell the time and manage figures, quantities and prices, for instance when shopping.

I can ask for things, e.g. "Please, pass me the salt".

I can use time expressions as "next week", "last Friday", "in November", "three o''clock".

I am able to react to and use certain social displays of courtesy such as "Bless you" (when someone sneezes) or "Cheers" when making a toast.

SPOKEN PRODUCTION

Date: 06/12/2012

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2

Even if I need to use body language or to pause to find the appropriate expression... I can give personal information (address, telephone number, nationality, age and hobbies).

I can describe the place where I live.

I can give information about my daily routine.

I can give information about my family, relatives and friends.

I can order a drink or a simple meal at a restaurant and ask for the bill.

I can give basic information about my culture and my country.

I can express the time things happen.

I can leave a simple and clear message on an answer phone machine.

I can say I don''t understand something.

I can ask for repetition.

I can ask somebody to speak more slowly.

I can ask somebody to spell a word or name I have not understood.

I can use a limited number of expressions and simple phrases I have learnt by heart.

I have a very limited vocabulary but enough to manage in everyday situations.

I can use connectors such as: "and", "but".

I can express a sequence of events by means of linking words such as: "first", "then".

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Self-assessment Checklist

Level

A1

Form 8.1

Biography Language: English Columns: 1. I can || 2. Not yet || 3. My aims WRITING

Date: 06/12/2012

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2

Even if I make mistakes... I can fill in a form with personal information (occupation, age, address, hobbies).

I can write a greeting card; for example, for a birthday, an anniversary or New Year.

I can write short notes to give information or simple instructions related to immediate needs of everyday life; for example, "I am going to the library", "20 copies, please", "Towels, please", etc. I can write a postcard; for example, to greet someone while on holiday.

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I can write a message or a short letter with basic personal information; for example, where I live or what I do for a living. I can write a simple description of my culture, my country and surroundings, such as: places of interest to visit, public holiday dates, etc. I can fill in a satisfaction questionnaire in a hotel.

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I can express in writing my daily routines, eg. I usually get up at 7.

I can write a simple email giving my details.

I can write a simple and clear recipe eg. Put 250 grams of flour.

I can give simple, short and clear advice to protect the environment. eg. You should put all the glass in the right container.

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Self-assessment Checklist

Level

A2

Form 8.2

Biography Language: English Columns: 1. I can || 2. Not yet || 3. My aims LISTENING

Date: 06/12/2012

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Provided they speak slowly and clearly, and the sound quality is very good... I can understand what I am told in simple everyday conversation if the speaker helps me; for example, "When are we meeting, tomorrow?". I can usually identify the topic of a conversation in which I am not taking part. I can understand phrases, words and expressions related to areas of most immediate priority; for instance, essential information about a person, family, work or background. I can understand words, phrases and expressions in simple exchanges in banks, shops, stations, etc.; for example, Your address, please?", "Cash or credit card?". I can understand the general meaning in short, simple public announcements, both recorded or live, in shopping centres, airports, etc.; for example, when a flight is delayed. I can understand relevant details in short and simple public announcements or messages, both recorded or live; for example, flight number, destination and boarding gate. I can grasp the essential information of TV news items when the images support the commentary.

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I can understand simple telephone messages if the speaker talks slowly, for example a phone call from a friend / colleague, an automated call if I can listen several times. I can understand some parts of songs I listen to on the radio or TV.

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I can understand people talking about other people, places and things I know well and that interest me.

I can understand people making plans if they speak slowly and clearly.

READING

1

Date: 06/12/1012

Provided I can count on visual support, reread or use a dictionary... I can understand short and simple notes or messages, such as "Meet me at 8 at the Odeon. I''ll bring the tickets". I can understand simple personal letters telling or asking me about everyday life events: "I was on the beach this weekend", "When are you visiting us?". I can scan for relevant information on leisure time activities in brochures, such as opening and closing times of exhibitions, museums, monuments, sports activities , etc. I can skim through classified advertisements in newspapers, find what I want and identify the most important pieces of information; for example, about the size and price of an apartment, a car or a computer. I can understand basic instructions for the use of some devices; for example, a public phone, a cash dispenser, etc. I can identify important information in brief news or newspaper articles in which numbers, names and captions facilitate comprehension. I can understand short stories about familiar topics if simply written. I can understand simple text messages and emails. I am able to understand brief advertisements about jobs, for example "Administrator needed with knowledge of Chinese". I am able to follow the instructions in a not very complicated cookery recipe.

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Self-assessment Checklist

Level

A2

Form 8.2

Biography Language: English Columns: 1. I can || 2. Not yet || 3. My aims SPOKEN INTERACTION

Date: 07/12/2012

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2

Provided I can ask for repetition and count on the help of the person I am talking to... I can greet people, ask them how they are and react to what they say.

I can offer and accept apologies.

I can say whatever I need to buy and ask the price: "How much is it?", "That''s 8 euros".

I can express likes and dislikes.

I can invite someone and accept or reject an invitation.

I can give and ask for basic information in simple exchanges: "Where can I change my traveller cheques?, "Two tickets for Saturday, please", etc. I can ask for and give directions using a map or a city plan.

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I can get simple information about a trip, a course, etc.

I can ask and answer questions about work or free time.

I can make arrangements about what to do, where to go and the time and place of appointment.

I can show that I am following what people say, and can get help if I can''t understand.

I can give a very short talk, about something I know very well, if I get help with the language.

I can make simple plans with people eg. What to do, where to do, and when to meet.

I can have short chats on the internet/e-mail to be friendly and make contact with people.

I am able to request and give basic information about my job and the training I have received.

I am able to understand and give simple advice such as "You should stop smoking".

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Self-assessment Checklist

Level

A2

Form 8.2

Biography Language: English Columns: 1. I can || 2. Not yet || 3. My aims SPOKEN PRODUCTION

Date: 07/12/2012

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2

Even if my foreign accent, my pauses and hesitation are obvious... I can describe myself, my family and other people.

I can describe the place where I live.

I can speak about my hobbies and interests in a simple way.

I can describe my educational background, my present job and other activities performed.

I can describe past activities and personal experiences, e.g. my last weekend, my last holiday.

I can ask for simple directions such as: where is the library, post office, police station, etc.

I can ask and give instructions to get a to a place using a map.

I can express in a clear and short way predictions and intentions.

I can express in a clear and short way the weather forecast provided I have visual aids.

I can ask for an appointment to see the doctor.

I can draw somebody''s attention: "Excuse me, please!".

I can show I understand.

I can ask for repetition with common expressions.

I can ask about something I have not understood which is relevant to general meaning; for example, "What does....mean?". I can make up for what I don''t know with words from another language.

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I can use non verbal cues such as: Is the speaker very excited? How is he/she standing? What facial expressions does he/she have? How are the hands used? Is this normal for this person or is this uncommon? Such questions can help me decide what is being said. I can use simple structures.

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I have enough vocabulary to interact in simple everyday life situations.

I can use linking words like "and", "but", "because".

I can express a sequence of events by means of "first", "then", "later on", "afterwards".

I am able to describe my daily routines.

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Self-assessment Checklist

Level

A2

Form 8.2

Biography Language: English Columns: 1. I can || 2. Not yet || 3. My aims WRITING

Date: 07/12/2012

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2

Even if I make frequent mistakes... I can fill in a questionnaire concerning my educational background, my job, my interests and skills.

I can write short, simple notes and messages; for example, "There is no coffee", "Please, buy 3 stamps".

I can write a short letter using simple expressions to greet or address the reader, ask for or about something, say thank you and goodbye. I can introduce myself in a letter and write about my family, studies, job, hobbies, etc.

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I can write about my everyday life in a personal letter (people, places, job, school, family, hobbies, etc.).

I can describe an event and say what happened, when and where, in a personal or a formal letter.

I can write simple, short and clear letters / emails where I describe facts, I say what happened, when and where, using the right layout, etc. I can write notes from simple, short and clear telephone calls eg. The person who phones and what to do.

✔ ✔

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Self-assessment Checklist

Level

B1

Form 8.3

Biography Language: English Columns: 1. I can || 2. Not yet || 3. My aims LISTENING

Date: 07/12/2012

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3

Provided speech is relatively slow, clear and in standard language and/or the information can be repeated or stated clearly... I can understand essential details of recorded messages and public announcements; for instance, on an answering machine or in airports, stations, etc. I can understand simple technical information, such as operating instructions for a telephone card.

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I can follow and take part in a conversation on everyday issues or topics of general interest.

I can grasp the essentials of an extended conversation taking place in my presence.

I can understand the details of what is said in common exchanges and negotiations, e.g. changing a faulty item.

I can broadly understand the essentials of short and simple presentations, provided the topic is familiar.

I can understand the main points in TV programmes of my interest.

I can grasp the essentials of radio news programmes.

READING

Date: 07/12/2012

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Provided I can reread or use a dictionary if needed... I can understand the most relevant information in brief texts such as signs, labels or menus.

I can understand notes with information and instructions of everyday life in the personal or professional field.

I can understand personal letters describing facts and expressing feelings and wishes.

I can understand relevant information in simple formal letters from banks, universities, etc.

I can understand most relevant information in brochures, leaflets or handbooks.

I can find specific information, after a quick reading, in short texts such as: news in brief, for example, who did what and where. I can understand the main points in short press articles on well-known topics or current affairs.

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I can understand the main points in magazine or newspaper articles or interviews in which someone takes a stand on a current topic. I can understand the plot of a clearly structured story or tale and identify the most important episodes and events.

SPOKEN INTERACTION

Date: 28/12/2012

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1

Even if sometimes I find it hard to express what I want to say and need some help from the person I am talking to... I can ask for and follow detailed directions to go from one place to another.

I can cope with most situations likely to arise when using facilities; for example, at the doctor''s, in a travel agency, etc. I can cope with general conversations on topics of my field of expertise.

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I can express and ask for personal opinions in informal discussions with friends.

I can express agreement or disagreement politely.

I can express and react to feelings such as surprise, happiness, interest or indifference.

I am able to come to organizational agreements with other individuals which involve planning, the sharing out of tasks and working in a team.

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Self-assessment Checklist

Level

B1

Form 8.3

Biography Language: English Columns: 1. I can || 2. Not yet || 3. My aims SPOKEN PRODUCTION

Date: 28/12/2012

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Even if my accent sounds foreign and the pauses to plan my speech or correct mistakes are obvious... I can give detailed accounts of experiences or events.

I can describe feelings and reactions.

I can describe wishes, hopes and dreams.

I can explain and account for my plans, intentions and actions.

I can tell the plot of a book or film and describe my reactions.

I can write a short text using words and structures from the original.

I can identify key words and expressions that enable me to understand the main ideas in a text.

I can use gap-fillers or set phrases when I cannot find the appropriate word.

I can ask someone to clarify or express in a more specific way what they have just said.

I can repeat part of what someone has said to confirm mutual understanding.

When I can''t think of a word, I can find another with a similar meaning or make a description.

I can use a number of structures rather accurately.

I have the vocabulary to express myself rather accurately on most everyday topics (family, hobbies, interests, work, travel, etc.). I can relate a series of elements to express logical relationships using linking words such as "although", "while", etc. I can use common words and expressions to organise what I''m going to say.

WRITING

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Date: 28/12/2012

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Even if I make some mistakes... I can fill in forms, questionnaires and similar documents.

I can write simple messages and short notes.

I can write my CV in brief.

I can transmit or ask for short simple factual information to / from friends and colleagues via fax, e-mail or memos.

I can write personal letters to friends or acquaintances asking for or telling them news and events.

I can express feelings such as sadness, happiness, interest, regret and sympathy in a personal letter to friends or acquaintances. I can describe the plot of a film or a book, or comment on a concert in a personal letter. I can reply in writing to advertisements and ask for further or more specific information about products; for instance a trip or an academic course). I can write simple coherent texts to express personal opinions in formal or informal letters.

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I can write simple, well structured reports related to my everyday life; for example to report a robbery or the loss of a suitcase.

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Self-assessment Checklist

Level

B2

Form 8.4

Biography Language: English Columns: 1. I can || 2. Not yet || 3. My aims LISTENING

Date: 28/12/2012

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Provided speech occurs at a normal speed, in standard language with few colloquialisms and even if there is background noise... I can follow a well structured talk or presentation about topics of personal interest.

I can understand what I am told face to face or on the phone in detail and identify the speaker''s mood, tone, etc.

I can follow technical discussions within my field of specialisation.

I can understand most television documentaries, live interviews, talk shows, debates and the majority of films or plays and identify the speaker''s tone, mood, etc. I can understand most radio programmes such as news, interviews, songs, or sports commentaries and identify the speaker''s tone, mood, etc. I can follow most social events and ceremonies.

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I am able to follow a literary story or an account of an everyday event.

READING

1

Date: 28/12/2012

2

Provided I can reread the most difficult parts and occasionally use a dictionary... I can understand personal letters in which emotions are conveyed, the relevance of events or experiences is highlighted, news is discussed and opinions expressed. I can understand formal, commercial, institutional or professional correspondence within my field of specialisation, in some detail. I can rapidly grasp the content and significance of news, articles and reports on topics of professional or personal interest, and decide whether a more careful reading is worthwhile. I can understand specialised texts within my field of interest. I can find relevant information in manuals or instructions booklets (for example, about a computer programme) and understand adequate explanations as well as find appropriate help lines when required. I can understand opinion and feature articles.

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I can understand cultural reviews and critical acclaims (films, theatre, books, concerts).

I can understand the reasons behind the characters'' actions in a narrative or play and the consequences of their decisions for the development of the plot.

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Self-assessment Checklist

Level

B2

Form 8.4

Biography Language: English Columns: 1. I can || 2. Not yet || 3. My aims SPOKEN INTERACTION

Date: 28/12/2012

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Even if I make occasional mistakes... I can carry out a prepared interview, confirming understanding, following up with interesting replies on topics that have not been foreseen in the script. I can engage with ease in a conversation or discussion on most general topics.

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I can exchange extensive and detailed information on matters within my field of interest or specialisation.

I can comment on other people''s opinions, pointing out the pros and cons of their opinions.

I am able to express myself spontaneously with fluency, precision and clarity.

I am able to converse fluently by telephone about circumstances of a certain complexity, for example to carry out personal dealings with institutions and organizations. I am able to express my opinion and defend my point of view with clarity, providing appropriate explanations, arguments and remarks. I am able to negotiate the solution to a conflict or to a problem which has arisen, for example a complaint.

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I am able to participate in conversations with native speakers without this causing me any stress and without them behaving in a way which is different to how they would behave with a native speaker. I am able to convey a certain amount of emotion when expressing myself.

SPOKEN PRODUCTION

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Date: 28/12/2012

2

3

Even if I make occasional mistakes... I can report on or describe a wide range of issues related to my personal interest or my professional field, clearly and in detail. I can orally summarise brief news items, interviews, documentaries or debates containing opinions, argumentation and discussion. I can summarise the plot and sequence of events from a play or film.

✔ ✔ ✔

I can explain my viewpoint on a current issue and point out the pros and cons of different opinions.

I can speculate about possible causes and consequences of situations, both real or hypothetical.

I can convey emotions with different degrees of intensity and highlight the personal significance of events and experiences. I can use set phrases such as "That''s a difficult question to answer" to gain time while I think of what to say and how to say it without losing my turn to speak. I can rephrase what I have said to avoid misunderstandings.

✔ ✔ ✔

I can contribute to the development of a discussion; for example confirming information and inviting others to participate. I can adequately use a dictionary or other reference sources.

✔ ✔

I have a good command of grammatical structures even if I make occasional mistakes.

I have the vocabulary to express myself with reasonable accuracy on most topics of general or personal interest. I can use the appropriate connectors to link my ideas in a logical sequence.

✔ ✔

I can initiate, maintain and end a conversation without obvious hesitation. I have the resources to highlight the information I consider most important.

✔ ✔

03/01/2013


Self-assessment Checklist

Level

B2

Form 8.4

Biography Language: English Columns: 1. I can || 2. Not yet || 3. My aims WRITING

Date: 28/12/2012

1

2

Even if I make occasional mistakes... I can write personal letters giving information on events or experiences, stressing what I consider most important and expressing feelings, opinions and attitudes. I can write letters to public institutions with due formality and appropriateness. I can write reports or presentations emphasising the most relevant points and establishing detailed arguments on various subjects of personal interest. I can write summaries of articles on topics of general interest. I can summarise information from different sources and media and, if needed, give reasons for and against a given view point. I can write a short film or book review. I am able to write about a topic or subject, highlighting the factors which in my opinion are most relevant and giving examples which support their significance.

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

03/01/2013

3


Self-assessment Checklist

Level

C1

Form 8.5

Biography Language: English Columns: 1. I can || 2. Not yet || 3. My aims LISTENING

Date: 28/12/2012

1

2

3

Provided I can confirm some details if I''m not familiar with the accent... I can get specific information from public announcements even under poor sound quality conditions, e.g. in a station, sports stadium, etc. I can follow extended conversations in which I''m taking part even if it is not clearly structured and when relationships are only implied and not signalled explicitly. I can understand the details of any conversation taking place in my presence and get the gits of what is said.

✔ ✔ ✔

I can understand lectures, talks and reports in my field of professional or academic interest even when they use complex concepts and language. I can understand complex technical information, operating instructions, specifications; for example, to repair a computer crash using a phone helpline. I can understand radio and TV programmes without too much effort.

✔ ✔ ✔

I can understand films which containing a considerable degree of slang and idioms without too much effort.

I can follow public events and ceremonies.

READING

1

Date: 03/01/2013

2

3

Provided I can reread significantly difficult parts or occasionally use a dictionary... I can understand complex technical instructions or product specifications; for example, how to connect a TV set to a computer. I can understand complex reports and meeting summaries. I can identify specific information, ideas and opinions from highly specialised texts in my own field of interest or specialisation. I can read any kind of correspondence and grasp nuances and implied attitudes.

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

I can understand complex, extended texts (general or specialised publications, essays, etc.) in which points of view, opinions and their consequences are described and analysed. I can effortlessly understand modern literature and grasp meanings, implicit ideas and conclusions.

SPOKEN INTERACTION

1

Date: 03/01/2013

I can take part in a lively conversation with several speakers and express emotions and using allusive and ironic language. I can use the language fluently, spontaneously and effortlessly in conversations on a wide range of general, professional topics. I can express and account for my ideas and opinions clearly and precisely, and rebut my interlocutor''s arguments convincingly.

2

3

✔ ✔ ✔

03/01/2013


Self-assessment Checklist

Level

C1

Form 8.5

Biography Language: English Columns: 1. I can || 2. Not yet || 3. My aims SPOKEN PRODUCTION

Date: 03/01/2013

1

I can orally summarise long, demanding texts I have read.

2

3

I can give clear, detailed presentations of complex subjects related to my field of specialisation.

I can give an extended description or account of something, getting the main points in logical order, developing particular points and concluding appropriately. I can give a clearly structured presentation on topics within my personal or professional field, spontaneously following up points raised by members of the audience. I can spontaneously use a variety of appropriate expressions to gain time and keep the floor while thinking.

I can relate my own contribution to those of other speakers to maintain fluent conversation.

I can use the other speaker''s intervention to pick up conversation.

✔ ✔

I can use an equivalent term for a word I can''t recall and the interlocutor is hardly aware of it.

I can, almost always, monitor my occasional mistakes and change expressions to avoid misunderstandings.

I can mediate between speakers of different languages to facilitate understanding.

I can use a wide range of grammatical structures that enable me to express myself accurately; mistakes are rare and hardly noticeable. I have a good command of vocabulary and expressions, including slang and idioms, to say exactly what I want to say on general issues or topics of my field of specialisation. I can use the appropriate language resources to develop and link ideas and produce a coherent, clearly structured text. I can effectively take my turn in conversation.

WRITING

1

Date: 03/01/2013

✔ ✔ ✔

I can give a detailed description of experiences, feelings and events in a personal letter.

I can write formally correct letters, for example to complain or to take a stand in favour or against something.

I can write coherent, clearly-structured articles or essays underlining the main ideas, expressing my opinions and supporting my reasoning with detailed examples. I can write a presentation or a report on a complex topic in a clear, well-structured way, highlighting the most important points. I can put together information from different sources and organise it in a coherent summary.

2

3

✔ ✔ ✔

03/01/2013


Self-assessment Checklist

Level

C2

Form 8.6

Biography Language: English Columns: 1. I can || 2. Not yet || 3. My aims LISTENING

Date: 03/01/2013

1

2

3

Provided I have some time to familiarise myself with the accent... I have no difficulty in understanding any type of specific information, even if the sound is distorted.

I can understand technical information, even if it is extremely complex.

I can follow and understand specialised debates, conferences, lectures, etc. even if specific and complex terminology is used. I can understand any kind of spoken language, whether live or broadcast, even when using slang, idiomatic language, and identify any implied meaning, humor and irony. I am able to understand television programmes which use specialized or colloquial language, for example the news, reports, talkshows, even when the language is complex and the sound is not of a high quality.

READING

✔ ✔ ✔

Date: 03/01/2013

1

2

3

Provided I can reread parts of a text which are significantly difficult... I can understand manuals, regulations and contracts even within unfamiliar fields.

I can understand texts in which non-explicit meanings, puns and opinions are frequent and where comments are made through irony and satire. I can understand texts written in a very colloquial style, containing idiomatic expressions or slang. I can understand contemporary and classical literary texts of different genres.

✔ ✔ ✔

I am able to understand administrative documents with practically no help from a dictionary.

SPOKEN INTERACTION

Date: 03/01/2013

1

2

I can effortlessly take part in all social conversations and discussions even when delivered at a fast native-like speed. I can actively take part in all conversations or discussions of a specialised nature, no matter how complex they are. I am able to take an active part in conversations, even when there is a large amount of colloquial expressions, local slang and unusual terminology in use.

3 ✔ ✔ ✔

03/01/2013


Self-assessment Checklist

Level

C2

Form 8.6

Biography Language: English Columns: 1. I can || 2. Not yet || 3. My aims SPOKEN PRODUCTION

Date: 03/01/2013

1

2

I can orally summarise information from different sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. I can present ideas and points of view in a very flexible manner in order to give emphasis, to differentiate or to eliminate ambiguity. I can restructure around a difficulty so smoothly the interlocutor is hardly aware of it.

3 ✔ ✔ ✔

I can express myself naturally and effortlessly; I only need to pause occasionally in order to select precisely the right words, but my interlocutor is hardly aware of it. I can use complex grammatical structures accurately.

✔ ✔

I can use a wide range of expressions to qualify statements, to convey finer shades of meaning and pinpoint the extent to which something is the case. I have a good command of idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms.

✔ ✔

I can use a clear fluid style which is adequate to the situation.

I can use irony, ambiguity and humor consciously.

I can use connotation, puns, metaphors, etc.

WRITING

Date: 03/01/2013

1

2

I can write complex, well-structured formal letters, in order to apply, request, or express availability to authorities, clients, etc. I can write well-structured, easy-to-read reports and articles on complex topics. I can write an essay on a topic I have researched, summarising other people''s opinion, providing detailed information and personal comments. I can write a well-structured review of a paper or a project, etc.

3 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

I can write a review of a cultural event (concert, theatre, film, literature, etc.).

03/01/2013


Action plans for future

Form 9

Biography Language: English Date of last reflection:

06/12/2012

03/01/2013


Action plans for future

Form 9

Biography Language: English

Specific aim/s

Mejorar mi inglés

A1

Target level by skill/s

Date

A2

B1

B2

C1

Listening Reading Spoken interaction Spoken production Writing Start:

✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ End:

✔ Personal interest ✔ Academic reasons Work

Why and what for?

Better job ✔ Education ✔ Travel Business Other:

Training Attending a course ✔ Private tuition ✔ Self-study Other:

Mobility, Interculturality ✔ Stay in the country ✔ Via an exchange Through cultural activities

How to achieve those aims?

C2

Voluntary work Other:

Plurilingualism ✔ Stay ✔ Exchange ✔ Cultural activities Volunteering ✔ Host of native speaker My knowledge of other languages Other:

List of activities to undertake

Details of your study action plan

03/01/2013

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