On 12 June 2018 took place in Strasbourg the kick-off meeting of experts working on the new project of the Education policy division “European Framework of Reference for Literacy and Second language” as part of its programme 2018-2019.
The Framework aims to be an instrument for a flexible and inclusive education of non-schooled and low-educated adult migrants in Europe. It will provide the content of the syllabus from non-literacy to level A1 and will be developed based on already available syllabi for L2 literacy for some European languages.
The users of the Framework will be primarily those who work in the different branches of education activity: education authorities and directors of education institutes; authors of manuals, teachers and volunteers giving linguistic support to migrants and refugees; organizers of diagnostic tests, exams and certifications.
This new Framework will complement the existing Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and its Companion volume with descriptors for levels below A1 targeted to all those migrants who either enter a new country or are refugees with no or hardly any previous schooling, or for low-educated semi-literate migrants, who can read and write in a non-alphabetic script and learn the language(s) of the host countries.