The British Council and EAQUALS have joined together to create a core curriculum inventory for the English language based around key. Sheehan, Susan () The British Council/EAQUALS core curriculum inventory – the core of English taught at CEFR levels A1 to C1. If you have been following the development of the “core inventory” by the British Council, in association with EAQUALS, all this will sound.

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Thanks for that insight into how the data were collected, Adam.

In this sense, it is entirely compatible with a communicative and task-based approach: Auth with social network: Twitter Facebook Email Print. The fact that the sentence has been dethroned as the organising principle of much of our talk should surely have alerted the powers that be that the type of description being undertaken is at best partial. Now, in exactly the same fashion, using the same procedures, and for — ostensibly — the same purposes, but with considerably more hoopla, The Core Inventory of General English North et alhas burst on the scene.

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They have galvanised some thoughts of my own. Students make pairs or small groups and select sentences from the lists. It certainly goes against the spirit of open enquiry which should characterise any discipline worth its salt.


Consent has been manufactured. Does this knife belong to anybody? I tend to agree. Thanks for the comment, Antonia.

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Are they accredited, and if so, by whom? Notify me of new comments via email. However descriptive the C. He had picked this language up from a friend. Email required Address never made public. My dog was bitten by a snake. So, why do we need another inventory? In an elementary class I had, a learner very pleasantly surprised me by coming out with this britisb a reticent class-mate. About project SlidePlayer Terms of Service.

To extend the analogy, to breaking point? Patrick, inspired by your comment, I did a quick trawl through English Grammatical Structure Alexander et al. How about these examples though they do include practice from Natural Grammar: For those few minutes, my A2 class ostensibly became B2.

Objectives of the Session Upon conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to: I have found an excellent use for the Exponents for Language Councik section. A better understanding of the interplay between lexis and grammar-the very fact that we can now eaqyals speak of word patterns.

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Douncil only does he sing, he can dance too. Can make simple protest messages for cardboard signs to show international media. Enter your email address britisn subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. I assume that he is well aware of the view that there is something else which contributes to the fusion of all of these contents into something recgonisable as a human being. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

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I find it bgitish worrying that, after deifying the CEFR and taking its principles and assumptions for granted, we continue to break down the language into discrete manageable chunks and we continue to not just prescribe but regulate the content of language teaching by simply making official the lists which publishers have been compiling for years based on the collective lack of wisdom of the profession.

But what else could it be used for? Here are three I like: And yes, agree again, minus the list of structures and vocab, it is entirely compatible with task-based approaches AND unplugged teaching.

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I agree with Vicky that the CEFR had lots of positive points but this latest development will curtail even further the creativity on the part of materials developers, school systems and teachers if it is wholly embraced and taken to.

We really cannot imagine such a future. I think this book hints at what is possible and more helpful for teachers.

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