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What is the CEFRL?


What is the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL)?

The CEFR provides a common basis for the elaboration of language syllabuses, curriculum guidelines, examinations, textbooks, etc. across the world.

It describes in a comprehensive way what language learners have to learn to do in order to use a language for communication and what knowledge and skills they have to develop so as to be able to act effectively. The description also covers the cultural context in which language is set. The Framework also defines levels of proficiency which allow learners' progress to be measured at each stage of learning and on a life-long basis.
Main objectives of the CEFR:

⇒  promoting plurilingualism and diversification in the choice of languages in the curriculum
⇒  supporting the development and demonstration of the plurilingual profile of individual learners
⇒ developing and reviewing the content of language curricula and defining positive ‘can do’ descriptors adapted to the age, interests and needs of learners
⇒ designing and developing textbooks and teaching material
⇒ supporting teacher education and cooperation among teachers of different languages
⇒ enhancing quality and success in learning, teaching and assessment
⇒ facilitating transparency in testing and the comparability of certifications