- Teacher trainers
- Language testers and examiners
- Item writers
- Curriculum developers
- School inspectors
- Policy makers
The long-term objective will be that foreign language curricula reflect the CEFR model of language use and assessment materials are related to CEFR levels of language proficiency; language examinations ensure that learners are assessed in valid and equitable ways and that learners’ test performances are expressed in terms of CEFR levels that are valid, understood and widely accepted.
As part of the initiative, a series of national workshops in participating member states are on offer to address such issues as:
- principles of curriculum development in relation to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR);
- principles of test construction and linking tests in relation to the CEFR;
- principles of second language test construction inspired by the CEFR, assisting member states in assessing the language abilities of migrants and refugees;
- the application of these principles, practical tips and exercises.
Support materials will be developed and adapted to the specific needs of the interested member states; The screening of existing tests and examinations on their links to the CEFR, will also be on offer.
- Modules for training in developing good quality foreign language curricula and language examinations linked to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR);
- 9 training workshops for a total of 180 local/regional multipliers in selected EU and ECML member states;
- Local or regional clusters of multipliers initiated, promoting quality assurance in developing language examinations linked to the CEFR;
- Post-workshop follow-up and support to countries where activities have taken place to further enhance impact.