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1. New. The CEFR and the MFL classroom

This brief overview of the CEFR from a MFL teacher's perspective was presented at the PDST MFL Alive seminar (Maynooth, Nov 7th, 2015). Starting with the 'bigger picture', including the CEFR origin and purpose but also its dynamic/'work in progress' natur ...

2. New. CEFR Links and resources for MFL teachers

These links an resources have been selected as more teacher-friendly. They also include language-specific links for teachers of Spanish, German, French and Italian. Click here.

4. ELP Mind Map

The European Language Portfolio (ELP) mind map summarises the ELP underlying principles, key components, functions for learners and teachers.Click here.

5. CEFR, ELP and Key Skills Mind Map

This mind map illustrate how the Key Skills which underline the new Junior Cycle curriculum match the key principles of the CEFT and ELP, while plurilingualism and intercultural competence can be considered as further enrichment. Click here.

6. A1 Topic-based Can Do Checklists (MLPSI)

The A1 topic-based can do descriptors developed by the Modern Lanuages in Primary Schools Initiative (MLPSI) for use in the senior classes of the Irish primary ML classroom can serve as useful references for the development of A1 topic-based descriptors f ...

7. A1 Topic- based Can Do Checklists - More topics

The A1 topic-based checklists of can do descriptors can serve as planning tools for teachers or goal setting and self-assessment tools for learners. Topics included in this section: Numbers and the Calendar, Food and Shops, Colours, Weather and Holidays. ...

8. A1 Topic -based Can Do Checklists - Some more topics

The A1 topic-based can do checklists can serve as planning tools for teachers or goal setting and self-assessment tools for learners. Four more topics in this section: Where I Live, Time and Daily Routine, Body and Clothes. Read more.

CEFR Mind Map

This mind map of the Common European Framework of Reference for language learning, teaching and assessment (CEFR) summarises the CEFR key principles, practical tools, key dates and outcome. Click here.

Council of Europe Tools for Language Teaching: CEFR and ELPs

This publication is a grea practical tool to develop language courses based on the CEFR and European Language Portfolio 

Language Self-Assessment Grid

The language self assessment grid is one of the key tools provided by the Council of Europe in the CEFR. It is a combination of the 'can-do descriptors', the five language skills and six competence levels. See here.

Proficiency Levels Equivalence CEFR/Irish Exam System

Correspondence between Junior Cert and Leaving Cert levels with the CEFR levels. Click here.

The CEFR and the ELP

6. The CEFR & The ELP from Languages Initiative on Vimeo. For reference download the following papers by David Little. CEFR_ELP.pdf DLittle_CEFR_research_agenda.pdf

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