The descriptors in the CEFR Companion Volume facilitate the linking of curriculum, teaching and assessment. They also help make learning objectives transparent and coherent for learners. We achieve quality in language education by setting clear learning goals and helping learners to achieve them so that they can develop their potential and fully participate in the social, cultural, professional and political practices of modern society.

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Planning and teaching with the CEFR (2014: Brian North)

Classroom learning cycles with can-do descriptors – Info sheet (2019: Fergus O’Dwyer)

A "can do"-based curriculum with 18 sublevels – Info sheet (2019: Mila Angelova)

Objectives and scenario-based task/projects – Info sheet (2019: Aoife Harrington)

Scenario-based framework for adult migrants – FIDE – Info sheet (2019: Margrit Hagenow-Caprez)

Integrating mediation and online interaction into a CEFR-based curriculum – Info sheet (2019: Tim Goodier)

CEFR-based curriculum modules – Info sheet (2019: Anne Nunan)

"Can do" framework guiding teacher assessment – Info sheet (2019: Etsuko Shimo)


Bringing learner self-regulation practices forward (2014: Fergus O’Dwyer & Judith Runnels)

Visual identity of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)