CEFR is the Common European Framework. It is an international standard for describing language ability. It is used around the woild to describe learner’s language skills.
CEFR serves the overall aim of the Council of Europe as defined in Recommendations R (82) 18 and R (98) 6 of the Committee of Ministers: ‘to achieve greater unity among its members’ and to pursue this aim ‘by the adoption of common action in the cultural field.
Implementation CEFR in classrooms
- Communicative approach (action-oriented, interaction, task-based learning)
– Read newspapers and discuss topical issues, comparing news.
– Interactions (conversations, debates)
- Plurilingual approach (languageis not learnt in isolation)
– Comparison of other languages (contrast)
– Portfolio: control the learning process, independence
Harmer, Jeremy.International Language Standards. Cambridge English, page 95
Council of Europe. “European Languages Portfolio”. Retrieved from: https://www.coe.int/en/web/portfolio
Harmer, Jeremy (2007). The Practice of English language Teaching. Fourth Edition. Pearson, Longman.