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Reference Level Descriptors for languages.

Books4Languages aim is the standardization of the language education system, following the CEFR for Languages guidelines. By creating an Integrated Foreign Languages Curriculum, we unify the different language courses and align the levels of language competence thanks to the Reference Level Descriptors.

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) provides a common basis for the elaboration of language syllabuses, curriculum guidelines, examinations and textbooks across European Languages. The main purpose of the Reference Level Descriptors (RLD) is, for a given language, to describe the Framework descriptors that characterise the competences of learners in terms of linguistic material specific to that language.

Although European Union Council Resolution recommends using the CEFR to set up systems of validation of language ability in 2001 in many countries, the language teaching still does not follow these recommendations in the teaching of their native languages. Most popular languages such as English, Spanish or French have their RLD completed, but other, less popular ones, still need to have their outlines drawn.

We will contribute to create the RLD of the levels in languages we offer for our curriculums. To facilitate students’ and teachers’ cooperation, we create an Integrated Foreign Languages Curriculum (IFLC) based on RLD where all the courses have the same objective for one specific unit.

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The definitions for the various terms used to describe the page:

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Learning, Teaching, Assessment, abbreviated in English as CEFR or CEF or CEFRL, is a guideline used to describe achievements of learners of foreign languages across Europe and, increasingly, in other countries

Reference Level Descriptors

providing detailed descriptions of linguistic content at the different CEFR levels by identifying forms (words, grammar, etc.) at a given level

The Framework descriptors

provide the means of articulating the individual’s progress in terms of developing knowledge, expertise, impact, influence and leadership in teaching and supporting learning.

Council resolutions

set out future work foreseen in a specific policy area. They have no legal effect but they can invite the Commission to make a proposal or take further action

Integrated Foreign Language Curriculum

Curriculum which aims at the development of students’ competences in languages other than their mother tongue – competences for which they can be assessed and certified on the six-level language proficiency scale of the Council of Europe, specified in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.