What the CEFR means for English
English Profile is a programme of research and development that is providing detailed information about exactly what the CEFR means for English language learners. It describes what learners know and can do at each level of the CEFR, answering questions like:
- What specific language do we need to teach at each CEFR level to help students perform ‘can-do' statements?
- What grammar and vocabulary do students typically know at each CEFR level?
Like the CEFR itself, English Profile is not a syllabus. Instead it provides easy-to-use resources like the English Vocabulary Profile (EVP), a searchable listing of the words and phrases typically produced by English language learners at each level of the CEFR. It provides information at word and sense level, as well as examples of the word in use by real learners, extremely useful for anyone in the ELT community.
Cambridge University Press is using this resource to make even more targeted and effective teaching materials, and has also made the EVP available for free to teachers around the world. To register, visit the English Profile website and look at our resources page.
The English Profile programme is collaborative, and involves teachers and researchers around the world. Find out how you can get involved by visiting the English Profile website.