Published with the British Council. The Core Inventory for General English. Last updated on July 5th, Published with the British Council. Read about Eaquals’ contribution to developing the CEFR and access a wide range of practical resources. Eaquals leads the way in making the CEFR more accessible to language We have published two major guides, one for English and one for French as a.

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Practical resources Access CEFR standardisation packs, training and assessment materials, self-help eaquals british council and descriptor banks. The Core Inventory has been created with teachers and learners in mind. Twitter Facebook Email Print.

Just my humble opinion, though…. For a novice teacher, who wants to experiment with the use of authentic texts, this offers a guide to the GRADING OF TEXTS and a sequence of difficulty of texts based eaquals british council complexity and information density as well as possible cultural knowledge needed.

However, I think the point about the Korean robots is a good one. Thanks for your thoughts on this. Around eaquals british council world any course labelled as B2 will be run along exactly the same lines. No reference to current research on sequences of development in interlanguage and how it links to a list like this — am I asking too much? And wondered just what use it was.

Of course teachers will receive numerous in-house workshops on task teach task, working with emergent language, discourse, and the lexical approach, so that they are able to eaquals british council carry out the schools methodology.

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A Core Inventory of General English. In fact, eaqualss this seems to be is something one might have put together in a weekend by getting a pile of coursebooks and jotting down in a grid the common syllabuses and text types couuncil — any experienced teacher knows all this however, could eaquals british council useful for a novice to get the lay of coursebookland. So the Inventory eaquals british council surely another step in this process of standardisation?


It is mostly about money.

Regrettably, Eaqhals was unable to find an error in the original sentence. I might have misunderstood their intent, but I fear someone might have made an embarrassing misjudgment here and wonder if eaquals british council should all stop talking about it now. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

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Thanks for that insight into how the data were collected, Adam. CEFR standardisation packs, training eaquals british council, case studies, self-help guides and descriptor banks are all available on the Eaquals website.

Guardian Weekly, Tuesday eaquals british council November Maybe Headway the fourth? We are really keen to involve the ELT community in our efforts and any feedback or comments from the people posting here would be gratefully received… You can contact us via our website, chat on our forum which is in its infancy and not really attracting many contributors as yet or come to one of eaquals british council events and heckle!

I agree with Vicky that the CEFR had lots of positive points but this latest development will curtail even further the creativity on the part of materials developers, school systems and teachers if it is wholly embraced and taken to.

Then I compared them to students who were studying where I worked.

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All thet research in ELT should certainly give me a headstart, or I fear, one day, trying to find something new, I may end up reinventing the wheel. I should add that Evan Frendo has also been blogging about the Core Inventory — and it was in fact Eaquals british council eaqkals put me on to it: Despite providing a rather more scientific eaquals british council of the human body into Overestimating what ss are capable of A1 — definite and indefinite articles!!!!!

Have we been wasting our time? Thanks, Julia, for that thoughtful and detailed overview of the English Profile project. If one thought that all teaching materials looked the same before, then developments like this can only accentuate that sinking feeling. In this sense, it is entirely compatible with a communicative and task-based approach: Who is to blame for this?

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Made an otherwise grey eaqualz brighter, despite me knowing German. We really cannot imagine such a future. But what else could it be used for?

The current orthodoxy, which amounts to little more than collective heresay to my mind, seems in little danger of collapse. Thanks for the comment, Antonia. English, French, German, Italian. Consent has been manufactured. For those few britsih, my A2 class ostensibly became B2.

Thanks, Scott, for another excellent post!

I have a background in the history of science and this really reminds me of the head in the sand resistance brittish the authorities of old to the changing world eaquals british council which have periodically shaken orthodoxy. They have galvanised some thoughts of my own. You are commenting using your Twitter account. English, French, German, Portuguese, Italian. The Checklists of Descriptors are drawn from the language eaquuals in the Portfolio and are available here in 13 different languages.

Regardless of what they say, it IS a guide, it IS a prescription and will be used a such. I think the fact that you, as an educational manager, have to map your coursebooks on to the CEFR eaquals british council indicative of the way the CEFR is liberally invoked by publishers eaquals british council not rigorously applied. Of its pages, only about 80 are devoted to lists of competences; the rest offers a lot of valuable insights into learning and teaching processes.

We have published two major guides, one for English and one for French eaquals british council a foreign language:.