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Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) Languages with Marnie Beaudoin

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Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages

The CEFR is of particular interest to course designers, textbook writers, testers, teachers and teacher trainers – in fact to all who are directly involved in language teaching and testing. It facilitates a clear definition of teaching and learning objectives and methods and provides the necessary tools for assessment of proficiency.

The CEFR is a document which describes in a comprehensive manner i) the competences necessary for communication, ii) the related knowledge and skills and iii) the situations and domains of communication. The CEFR defines levels of attainment in different aspects of its descriptive scheme with illustrative descriptors scale.

Length: 1:08:32


About the Facilitator

Marnie Beaudoin is a consultant with the Institution for Innovation in Second Language Education (IISLE) at Edmonton Public Schools. Marnie supports second language teachers in the area of curriculum and assessment, and has worked extensively in the area of assessment in second languages locally, provincially, nationally and internationally.