The Profile Project
European Profile for Language Teacher Education: A Frame of Reference
European Profile for Language Teacher Education: Report cover

The European Profile for Language Teacher Education presents a clear and comprehensive outline of foreign language teacher education in Europe in the 21 st century.

The Profile has been developed in consultation with a wide range of European experts and draws on the practical experience of eleven European teacher education institutions.

The Profile aims to serve as a checklist for existing teacher education programmes and a guideline for those still being developed. However the Profile is not a mandatory set of rules. Rather it is designed as a voluntary frame of reference that policy makers and language teacher educators will be able to adapt to their existing programmes and needs.

The development of the Profile was carried out with the support of the European Commission Directorate General for Education and Culture.

Project Directors:

Prof. Michael Kelly
Prof. Michael Grenfell