Useful Weblinks to CEFR
Council of Europe
Institutional and bilingual website about Europe education and policy, sharing resources in various languages. The ECFR document (European Common Framework of reference for languages). Link to the Council of Europe website.
One page on the CEFR: publications and surveys. To read more about it, click here.
Centre international d'études pédagogiques
Institutional website for foreign languages and French as a Foreign Language, education and certifications, promoting of specialised websites at a national and international level.
To know more about this, click here.
Cito is closely involved in the development and implementation of the CEFR. Cito played an important role in the development of procedures which language institutes and examination boards can use to establish and demonstrate links with CEFR. A survey on the use of the ECFR from Waldemar Martyniuk and José Noijons (Cito), Strasbourg, 6-8 February 2007 is available here.
To find out more about CITO, click here.
Publications related to the CEFR
You will find here the list of publications and studies related to the CEFR: click here.
The Europass Language Passport allows you to describe your language skills, skills that are vital for learning and working in Europe, taking the CEFR as a reference scale. On the Europass website you will find a Self Assessment Grid about the 6 levels of the CEFR. Click here to see the grid.
Cambridge ESOL exams and the CEFR
The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) plays a central role in language and education policy. It offers Cambridge ESOL a valuable frame of reference for its work and stakeholders. There is growing evidence to support the view that the Cambridge ESOL exams embody or reflect the CEFR in a variety of ways. You can download the pdf research notes about this subject here.