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CEFR-QualiMatrix:
A quality assurance matrix for CEFR use

Shortcut: www.ecml.at/CEFRqualitymatrix

About the project

While the CEFR inspires and facilitates reform of curricula and pedagogy as well as of assessment tools and modalities, its implementation may still be rather patchy and/or left to local initiatives. Transfer of knowledge and expertise needs to be enhanced. The project aims to maximize the CEFR’s potential for language education and to increase its capacity to support the knowledge building process.

The project promotes effective language learning by supporting teachers and other language education professionals in their use of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). It provides a practical tool and suggests clear, coherent, and relevant procedures to facilitate planning, teaching and assessment. Furthermore, the project aims to enhance reflective practices at the classroom, school and policy-making levels.

Outputs

To support uses of the CEFR at the different levels, the following tools were developed:

  • A modular quality assurance matrix that facilitates CEFR implementation at different levels (available as a website, accompanied by an online tutorial) for end-users;
  • Within the quality assurance matrix a collection of piloted procedures organised in three sections (planning, teaching, assessment), cross-referenced to underlying quality principles; 
  • A presentation of CEFR-related quality principles in language education;
  • A collection of good practices in CEFR implementation that show high leverage in relation to the improvement of language proficiency.
  • A collection of resources explaining how CEFR may facilitate planning, teaching and assessment;

Target users

Thanks to the modular format of its quality assurance matrix, this project targets: 

  • Teachers in their practice;
  • Teacher educators; 
  • Curriculum and syllabus planners
  • Managers, principles and administrators responsible for language education in an institution
  • Other decision makers responsible for language policies and education at different institutional levels 

Project team

Enrica PICCARDO
France

 







Enrica PICCARDO

Coordinator
OISE - University of Toronto and Université Grenoble Alpes
enricapiccardogmail.com

Anna Czura
Poland

 







Anna Czura

Website correspondent
University of Wrocław,  Institute of English Studies
anna.czurauwr.edu.pl

Gudrun ERICKSON
Sweden

 







Gudrun ERICKSON

Second language documentalist

Brian NORTH
Switzerland

 







Brian NORTH

Communications person
Eurocentres Foundation
bjnortheurocentres.com