Important Message about LEARN NC

LEARN NC is evaluating its role in the current online education environment as it relates directly to the mission of UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education (UNC-CH SOE). We plan to look at our ability to facilitate the transmission of the best research coming out of UNC-CH SOE and other campus partners to support classroom teachers across North Carolina. We will begin by evaluating our existing faculty and student involvement with various NC public schools to determine what might be useful to share with you.

Don’t worry! The lesson plans, articles, and textbooks you use and love aren’t going away. They are simply being moved into the new LEARN NC Digital Archive. While we are moving away from a focus on publishing, we know it’s important that educators have access to these kinds of resources. These resources will be preserved on our website for the foreseeable future. That said, we’re directing our resources into our newest efforts, so we won’t be adding to the archive or updating its contents. This means that as the North Carolina Standard Course of Study changes in the future, we won’t be re-aligning resources. Our full-text and tag searches should make it possible for you to find exactly what you need, regardless of standards alignment.

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The Language Passport provides a complete picture of what a learner can do with a language or languages. It summarizes the self-assessments from the Biography as evidence of language competencies from the Dossier and work samples, formal qualifications, certificates, and diplomas.

The Passport can be updated frequently and is an official document that can be shown when students transfer from school to school, level to level, or teacher to teacher. It is also useful to show prospective employers. The Language Passport belongs to the learner but is intended for use with outside audiences.

Linked below is an example of the LinguaFolio Language Passport. This example demonstrates how Javier Schmidt, who learned German from his relatives and Spanish at school, would use the Passport. The goal of the Language Passport, typically used with grades 8–16, is to help learners understand where they are and where they’re going in their language learning.

LinguaFolio Passport for Javier Schmidt
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In this video, a teacher describes how she introduces the Passport to her students.

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Video transcript: “Language Passport”
Document courtesy of North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
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NC DPI LinguaFolio Passport materials

LinguaFolio Passport materials can be found at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction website. On this page you can download and save the Passport as a Microsoft Word document or download the entire LinguaFolio packet as a PDF.


Language Passport

The Passport section includes:

  • a summary of language learning and intercultural experiences
  • self-assessment grid
  • linguistic profile
  • personal goals and career plan

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