The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is a guideline used to describe achievements of learners of foreign languages across Europe and, increasingly, in other countries. Its main aim is to provide a method of learning, teaching and assessing which applies to all languages in Europe. Since November 2001, the Council of Europe recommends using the CEFR to benchmark measures of language ability.
The Council of Europe Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and 21st century skills in language training:
How the updated CEFR improves teaching and learning language skills that drive professional success
Auktoriserade Språkutbildares Riksorganisation (ASR) invited teachers, training manager, learners, consultants and other stakeholders to an exclusive seminar November 23rd 2017 in Stockholm about the important updates and changes to the CEFR.
Tim Goodier’s presentation CEFR Seminar - The updated CEFR and skills for professional success v3
This was the first time this information was presented in the Nordic region.
- The seminar was sponsored by ASR and free of charge for invited participants.
Following on from our seminar on the changes to the Council of Europe Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and how these can be leveraged to drive professional success, here are the slides from Tim Goodier’s presentation.
Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to the success of these highly enjoyable workshops. We look forward to future events for members and friends of Auktoriserade Språkutbildares Riksorganisation.
Speaker: Tim Goodier, Eaquals
Tim Goodier, Head of Academic Development at Eurocentres, is a member of the core group responsible for updating the CEFR. He has worked in language education for 17 years as a teacher, project-manager, examiner, author, curriculum-developer, school inspector, and teacher-trainer. He is a member of the board of trustees and development group for Eaquals, an international federation dedicated to fostering excellence in language education.
Tim has consulted on numerous projects relating to the elaboration of the CEFR into pedagogic practice, including the British Council / Eaquals Core inventory for English and the mapping of European Language Portfolios for younger learners to the CEFR illustrative scheme. He won the British Council Masters Dissertation Award with Best Potential for Impact on ELT for his qualitative study of teachers’ attitudes to working with CEFR can do statements.
See links below for more information:
For more information on the Council of Europe’s CEFR levels scale, see: www.coe.int/lang-CEFR