Who is it for?
This event features a webinar for ELT teachers and professionals working across a range of sectors, interested in learning about the new CEFR descriptors in relation to Young Learners.
"This webinar will describe a recent Council of Europe initiative to collate a representative sample of validated illustrative descriptors for Young Learners, drawn principally from existing validated European Language Portfolios. I will discuss the rationale for mapping them to corresponding descriptors contained in the CEFR illustrative scales, according to two broad age groups. I will also explain the inclusion of new descriptors published in the CEFR Companion Volume (CEFR/CV) and the provision of expert moderated judgements of relevance to the two age groups covered.
Participants will consider how the documents for each age group might be exploited for plurilingual / pluricultural education, and how they might inform further development of instruments for Young Learner-oriented language curriculum. I will also highlight key implications for lifelong language learning, including considerations of cognitive challenge, learner experience and educational context, along with recommended next steps." - Tim Goodier