Describing English Language

Describing English Language : Insights from the Common European Framework

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The Common European Framework is one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken in the field of language education. This book explains the background to the Framework, clarifies its contents, explores some of its possible implications, provides concrete examples of ways in which it has been used. Edited by Keith Morrow, it has contributions from practitioners in a range of contexts, all of whom draw on their own experience in working with the Framework.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 172 x 242 x 12mm | 322.06g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • numerous figures
  • 0194309509
  • 9780194309509
  • 983,152

Table of contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; INTRODUCTION; BACKGROUND; Background to the CEF Keith Morrow; Why the CEF is important Frank Heyworth ; HELPING LEARNERS TO LEARN: PORTFOLIOS, SELF-ASSESSMENT, AND STRATEGY INSTRUCTION; The European Language Portfolio Peter Lenz; Learning to learn with the CEF Luciano Mariani ; THE CEF IN COURSE DESIGN AND IN TEACHER EDUCATION; The CEF and secondary school syllabus Julia Keddle; The CEF in pre- and in-service teacher education Hanna Komorowska ; FINDING OUT WHAT LEARNERS CAN DO; Using the CEF to promote language learning through diagnostic testing Ari Huhta and Neus Figueras; Relating assessments, examinations, and courses to the CEF Brian North ; DESIGNING SYLLABUS AND MATERIALS; Case study 1: Using the CEF to develop an ESL curriculum for newcomer pupils in Irish primary schools David Little and Barbara Lazenby Simpson; Case study 2: Using the CEF to develop English courses for teenagers at the British Council Milan Andrew Manasseh; Case study 3: Using the CEF to develop English courses for adults at the University of Gloucestershire Piers Wall ; REFERENCE DOCUMENTS: EXTRACTS FROM THE CEF
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