We are proud to announce that the Beta version of the Quality Assurance Matrix for CEFR Use (QualiMatrix) is now publicly available here. QualiMatrix was successfully piloted at a workshop with over 100 participants from Higher Education at Maynooth, near Dublin, on 8 June.
The matrix tool itself is now fully functional for PC and Mac, and is supplemented by a collection of CEFR* promising practices (currently 32 and still growing). With the matrix, users can self-evaluate their exploitation of the potential of the CEFR in their language programme; with the promising practices, they can use filters to identify projects and initiatives that are of most relevance to them.
A tremendous amount of work has gone into making this happen, particularly in the last few months. We would like to thank all those who contributed promising practices to the project, plus our network members from Ireland and France for the support they have provided.
Work is now focused on establishing links between the QualiMatrix analysis result and the different promising practices and translating website texts. The final step, providing a set of resources explaining aspects of the CEFR, cross-referenced to our comprehensive bilingual glossary, will be completed by mid-autumn.
If you too would like to try out the QualiMatrix, we would love to hear your feedback. Please let us know by sending an e-mail to the project coordinator, Prof. Enrica Piccardo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The project team:
Enrica Piccardo (project coordinator), Anna Czura, Gudrun Erickson, Brian North
* CECR: Common European Reference Framework for languages
Qualimatrix project website: English - French