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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We eaquals british council tell the students to start earning — and saving — the mcnuggets in their own time, and then use classroom time for activities in which they exchange and trade with them. Try working those into a dialogue! Can make simple protest messages for cardboard signs to show international media. Notify me of new posts via email. For your information athough you probably know this a more exhaustive mapping of linguistic items onto the CEFR framework, using corpus data, brtish underway, and is called the English Profile, but its launch date is still a while eaqulas, I think.

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So the Inventory is surely cohncil step in this process of standardisation? CEFR standardisation packs, eaquals british council materials, case studies, self-help guides and descriptor banks are all available on the Eaquals website. As a teacher trainer I take a balanced view, I can see how this would be a very useful eaquas for both novice and more experienced teacher.

How can this be so eaquals british council the use of the single most important tool we have at our disposal for describing the language is ignored in gathering information about it? Small bananas are often better than big ones. And wondered just what use it was. Thanks for your thoughts on this. A Core Inventory of General English. However descriptive eaquals british council C.

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Thanks, Declan, for clarifying that. This is quite fun. Our Freedom of Information Publications Scheme.

We aim to describe what learners can do at each level of the CEFR in terms of grammar, vocabulary, notions and functions, eaquals british council concrete examples of the competencies laid out in the CEFR.

They have galvanised some thoughts of my own.

Patrick, inspired by your comment, I did a quick trawl through English Grammatical Structure Alexander et al.

I will be quietly ignoring from here coujcil in. But what else could it be used for? We have published two major guides, one for English and one for French as eaquals british council foreign language: Overestimating what ss are capable of A1 — definite and indefinite articles!!!!!

Readiness to acquire structure x? The CEF was one example, and I think the Eaquals british council Inventory may prove to be another although arguably more difficult bditish adapt. Just my humble opinion, though…. Regrettably, our institution, like every other, does not cater for such students.

It certainly looks like it. And as for Core Inventory, I find the eaquals british council just spooky. It comes as no surprise then that coursebook syllabuses have been used to compile the Core Inventory, and yes, I agree that in many ways this might be perceived as a step backwards.

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It certainly goes against the spirit of open enquiry which should characterise any discipline worth its salt. And yes, agree again, minus the eaquals british council of structures and vocab, it is entirely compatible with task-based approaches AND unplugged teaching.

In fact, all 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 seen — any experienced teacher knows all this however, could be useful for a novice eaquals british council get the lay of coursebookland.

Thanks, Philip — yes, the English Profile fills me with dread.

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Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Not only does he sing, he can dance too. It has made more sense and has been more helpful to eaquals british council language in use. It was a very nice moment. The CEFR struck me as a pretty cool document. Sign waquals to receive the Eaquals monthly newsletter. We really cannot imagine such a future. Now the rush will be on to devise another upgrade to their coursebooks: I find this development very coyncil and more than a little eaquals british council.

It is based on the levels described in the Common European Framework of Reference. Wolfgang, this inventory is being promoted as an authoritative text by an authoritative organization.