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PRINCIPLES AND GUIDELINES AND THE CEFR
Materials illustrating the CEFR levels
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Learners in secondary education

Examples of spoken proficiency in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish
A cross-language benchmarking seminar to calibrate examples of spoken proficiency in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish with regard to the six levels of the Common European Framework of Reference took place at the Centre International d’Etudes Pédagogiques (CIEP) in Sèvres, France, on 23-25 June 2008.

The calibrated examples (5 languages, six levels) are available on http://www.ciep.fr/publi_evalcert/dvd-productions-orales-cecrl/index.php and the Report on the seminar with comments on the featured samples can be downloaded as a pdf document.

(Young) Adults

Examples of spoken proficiency in English
Two DVDs with samples of spoken proficiency illustrating the European reference levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages are available at the Language Policy Division of the Council of Europe (DECS-LANG@coe.int). Reports with comments on the performances and the justification for the assigned levels are available as pdf documents:

Examples of spoken proficiency in French
A DVD (2004) with samples of spoken proficiency illustrating the European levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is available at the Language Policy Division of the Council of Europe (DECS-LANG@coe.int).

This DVD is now included in the "Cadre européen commun de référence pour les langues" published by Editions Didier.

Documentation (pdf files) relating to the DVD:

A second DVD (2006) with illustrations of spoken proficiency in French illustrating levels A1 and A1.1 of the Common European Framework of Reference is also available at the Language Policy Division (DECS-LANG@coe.int).

Documentation (pdf files) relating to the DVD:
Fiches de commentaires (Comments on the samples, in French)
Rapport d’analyse (report on the CIEP rating seminar, in French)

Examples of spoken proficiency in German
A DVD with samples of spoken proficiency illustrating the European levels of the CEFR levels can be ordered directly from Langenscheidt. The title is:
MÜNDLICH: Mündliche Produktion und Interaktion Deutsch
Illustration der Niveaustufen des Gemeinsamen europäischen Referenzrahmens
ISBN 978-3-468-49409-3

The DVD was the product of two seminars to calibrate samples of spoken production in German. The report on the first seminar is available as a PDF Document:

Examples of spoken proficiency in Italian
A DVD with samples of spoken proficiency illustrating the European levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is available at the Language Policy Division of the Council of Europe (DECS-LANG@coe.int).

Documentation (pdf files) relating to the DVD:

Guidance for organising rating seminars
A “Guide for the organisation of a seminar to calibrate examples of spoken performance” has been made available by the Language Policy Division.