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.
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;