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Language Functions Revisited

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Language Functions Revisited

Language Functions Revisited
Theoretical and Empirical Bases for Language Construct Definition Across the Ability Range


Anthony Green

English Type

British English







Date Published

May 2012

Product description

The English Profile Programme is an elaboration of the performance level descriptions of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) that is concerned specifically with the English language. The CEFR has become influential in building a shared understanding of performance levels for foreign language learners. However, there is a considerable gap between the broad descriptions of levels provided, which covers a range of languages and learning contexts, and the level of detail required for applications such as syllabus or test design, which this volume addresses. With its combination of theoretical insights and practical advice, this is a useful work for academics, policy-makers, curriculum designers, textbook writers, postgraduate students and examination board staff.

Key features

  • Offers guidance to users of the CEFR on adapting the framework to local needs.
  • Provides tables mapping progression from A1 to C2, including new ‘Can Do’ statements based on the CEFR theoretical model for the C levels.
  • Includes a methodology for identifying the level of input texts for teaching and testing reading skills.

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