This page focuses on the implementation of CEFR key concepts in the classroom.

Selected, relevant CEFR descriptors can facilitate a close alignment of planning, teaching and assessment in the classroom. Descriptors can be used to select and structure a series of activities, to explain objectives to learners, to monitor student performance in collaborative activities. The CEFR recommends an action-oriented approach, which encourages student agency through a synergy between collaborative work and personal reflective work.


CEFR Companion volume and teacher education - Implications and opportunities (2018: Enrica Piccardo) (26:35)


Key concepts of the CEFR Companion volume: What might these mean for teaching? (CEFR Online Workshop Series 2022: Brian North)