Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, assessment

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, assessment

Author: Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9789287186454

Category: Political Science

Page: 278

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The CEFR Companion volume broadens the scope of language education. It reflects academic and societal developments since the publication of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and updates the 2001 version. It owes much to the contributions of members of the language teaching profession across Europe and beyond. This volume contains: ► an explanation of the key aspects of the CEFR for teaching and learning; ► a complete set of updated CEFR descriptors that replaces the 2001 set with: - modality-inclusive and gender-neutral descriptors; - added detail on listening and reading; - a new Pre–A1 level, plus enriched description at A1 and C levels; - a replacement scale for phonological competence; - new scales for mediation, online interaction and plurilingual/pluricultural competence; - new scales for sign language competence; ► a short report on the four-year development, validation and consultation processes. The CEFR Companion volume represents another step in a process of engagement with language education that has been pursued by the Council of Europe since 1971 and which seeks to: ► promote and support the learning and teaching of modern languages; ► enhance intercultural dialogue, and thus mutual understanding, social cohesion and democracy; ► protect linguistic and cultural diversity in Europe; and ► promote the right to quality education for all.

Insights from the Common European Framework

Insights from the Common European Framework

Author: Keith Morrow

Publisher: OXFORD University Press

ISBN: 0194309509

Category: Common European Framework

Page: 154

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Helping learners to learn: portfolios, self-assessment, and strategy instruction - The CEF in course design and in teacher education - Finding out what learners can do - Designing syllabus and materials.

The Common European Framework of Reference

The Common European Framework of Reference

Author: Michael Byram

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847697301

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 281

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A comparative study of the impact of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages produced by the Council of Europe in 2001, this book asks writers in European countries and countries in the Americas and Asia to explain the influence of the CEFR. For each country there is a policy-maker and an academic perspective.

Reflecting on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and its Companion Volume

Reflecting on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and its Companion Volume

Author: David Little

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781800410213

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 233

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The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and its Companion Volume have established themselves as an indispensable reference point for all aspects of second and foreign language education. This book discusses the impact of the CEFR on curricula, teaching/learning and assessment in a wide range of educational contexts, identifies challenges posed by the Companion Volume and sheds light on areas that require further research and development. Particular attention is paid to three features of the two documents: their action-oriented approach, their focus on plurilingualism, and the potential of their scales and descriptors to support the alignment of curricula, teaching/learning and assessment. The book suggests a way forward for future engagement with the CEFR, taking account of new developments in applied linguistics and related disciplines.

Relating Language Examinations to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Relating Language Examinations to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Author: José́ Noijons

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9287171696

Category: Education

Page: 100

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In response to a growing need expressed by the users of the CEFR, the Language Policy Division developed a manual and a set of accompanying tools to be used to assist in linking local language examinations to the common reference levels of language proficiency. This publication seeks to complement these tools by providing a user-friendly introduction to the process, targeting professionals with a stake in quality language testing who are not necessarily experts in testing and assessment. Relating an examination or test to the CEFR can best be seen as a process of 'building an argument'. The publication presents five inter-related sets of procedures that users are advised to follow in order to design a linking scheme in terms of self-contained, manageable activities.

The CEFR in Practice

The CEFR in Practice

Author: Brian North

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107414594

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 289

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This volume gives an overview of the practical impact of and theoretical debate surrounding the CEFR.

Aligning Tests with the CEFR

Aligning Tests with the CEFR

Author: Waldemar Martyniuk

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521176842

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 297

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The Council of Europe released a preliminary version of the Manual for Relating Language Examinations to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) in 2003. Over the next 5 years a wide range of institutions and individuals undertook case studies to pilot this draft version. Towards the close of the piloting phase, a two-day colloquium was held in Cambridge, UK enabling pracititioners and academics to reflect on and share their experiences of applying the Manual procedures. Insights from this colloquium informed the Manual revision project during 2008/2009. This volume features selected case studies presented at the Cambridge Colloquium in December 2007. They include the linking of a single test to the CEFR, the CEFR-linking of suites of examinations at different levels and large scale national projects undertaken by examination boards and specialist research institutes. Some studies focus on part of an examination, while others involve all test components. Some apply one or two of the procedures - familiarisation, specification, standardisation, and empirical validation. As well as describing their studies and reporting their findings. contributors reflect and comment on their experience of using the draft Manual. A clear and comprehensive introductory chapter explains the development of the CEFR and the draft Manual for linking tests, and discusses its relevance for the future. The volume will be of interest to examination boards, language test developers and educational policy-makers, as well as academic lecturers, researchers and graduate students interested in the principles and practice of aligning tests to the CEFR.

The Common European Framework of Reference

The Common European Framework of Reference

Author: Michael Byram

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847697325

Category: Education

Page: 277

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The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages was published a decade ago and has been influential ever since, not only in its European 'home' but throughout the world. This book traces the processes of the influence by inviting authors from universities and ministries in 11 countries to describe and explain what happened in their case. There are everyday factors of curriculum development – which sometimes include coincidence and happenstance – and there are also traditions of resistance or acceptance of external influences in policy-making. Such factors have always existed in bilateral borrowing from one country to another but the CEFR is a supra-national document accessible through globalised communication. The book is thus not only focused on matters of language education but is also a Comparative Education case-study of policy borrowing under new conditions.

Der C-Test: Beiträge aus der aktuellen Forschung

Der C-Test: Beiträge aus der aktuellen Forschung

Author: Rüdiger Grotjahn

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3631604386

Category: Education

Page: 362

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C-Tests bestehen aus mehreren kurzen Texten, in denen fehlende Wortteile zu rekonstruieren sind. C-Tests haben hervorragende psychometrische Eigenschaften und werden in einer Vielzahl von Kontexten zur validen und ökonomischen Messung allgemeiner Sprachkompetenz eingesetzt. Dieser Sammelband illustriert den aktuellen Stand der C-Test-Forschung - mit einem Schwerpunkt auf folgenden Aspekten: Validität von C-Tests; Rasch-Modelle für C-Test-Daten; Zuordnung von C-Test-Ergebnissen zum Gemeinsamen europäischen Referenzrahmen für Sprachen. C-Tests consist of several short texts in which the missing parts of words have to be reconstructed. C-Tests have excellent psychometric properties and are used in many contexts as valid and economical tests of general language proficiency. This collection of papers illustrates the state of the art of C-Test research, with a special focus on the following issues: validity of C-Tests; Rasch measurement models for C-Test data; relating C-Test results to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

CEFR-informed Learning, Teaching and Assessment

CEFR-informed Learning, Teaching and Assessment

Author: Noriko Nagai

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811558948

Category: Education

Page: 270

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This book is a practical guide to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment (CEFR) (Council of Europe 2001) and the CEFR Companion Volume (CEFR/ CV; COE 2018), which have increasingly been used to inform the language policies and teaching practices of countries within and outside of Europe. It helps practitioners to (i) grasp essential and core concepts of the Common European Framework of Reference, (ii) identify parts of the CEFR and the CEFR/CV as well as other CEFR-related resources and documents that are relevant for readers’ different purposes, and (iii) utilise and adapt these resources for their own needs. Written by practitioners for practitioners, this hands-on guide covers the philosophy of the CEFR, curricula, assessment, learner autonomy, the task-based approach, and teacher development. Logically explaining all aspects of the framework and its application, this manual helps readers deal with many of the difficulties encountered when using CEFR and the CEFR CV. The book will appeal to a wide audience, including teacher educators; curriculum and materials developers; examination boards unfamiliar with the CEFR; university language departments and language centres responsible for developing their own curricula, teaching/learning approaches and assessment instruments; and policy-makers wanting to learn more about the implications of adopting the CEFR. It is a guidebook, a reference book and a workbook all in your hand.