MFL Alive Seminar 2015

CEFR & the MFL Classroom


Since its launch in 2001, the Common European Framework of Reference for Language Learning, Teaching and Assessment (CEFR) has increasingly been used by language professionals across Europe and beyond as a tool providing a common basis for the elaboration of language syllabuses, curriculum guidelines, examinations, textbooks, etc. This presentation aims at reviewing the key characteristics of the CEFR in order for teachers to appreciate its relevance and potential for learning, teaching and assessment in and out of the MFL classroom.


Presenter Biography


Frédérique Rantz is language advisor with the Post-Primary Languages Initiative (PPLI). She was language advisor with the Modern Languages in Primary Schools Initiative (MLPSI) until 2012 and previously language consultant on Wider Horizons, LINGUA/LEONARDO and other EU projects focused on vocational languages. She had initially been a lecturer in French language and French for specific purposes in DIT and NIHE/DCU. The Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) has been of relevance across all these levels and target audiences.








Some useful links to futher explore the CEFR and the MFL classroom can be accessed here.