Syllabus design

Language Teaching in a European Context (II)

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TESOL SPAIN Newsletter 2002
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In this second TESOL SPAIN article on the Common European Framewrok of Reference (CEFR), I consider the scaling of communicative proficiency using traditional lables (for example Elementary or Pre-intermediate) and CEFR levels (A1, A2, etc.).

Language Teaching in a European Context (I)

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TESOL SPAIN Newsletter 2001
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This is the first of two aticles, written to provide contextual background for the TESOL SPAIN 25th National Convention, theme: Access Europe: Language as a Common Currency.

The European Language Portfolio: A Frame for Learning 1

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ETp November, 2004, Issue 35
ETp Issue 35, November, 2004

In 2004, after giving a presentation on the Eurpopean Language Portfolio (ELP) at the TESOL-Spain National Convention, I was invitied to write a series of articles for English Teaching professional (ETp) http://www.etprofessional.com.

The European Language Portfolio: A Frame for Learning 2

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ETp January, 2005, Issue 36
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The second article on the Eurpoean Laguage Portfolio (ELP) describes how the Dossier is intended to be used. I also refer to my own teaching experiences about 30 years ago, when I was inadvertently using a kind of ELP Dossier with a group of rather educationally jaded secondary school kids.

The European Language Portfolio: A Frame for Learning 3

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ETp March, 2005, Issue 37
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This last article on the Eurpoean Language Portfolio (ELP) describes how the Passport draws on records and work referenced and stored in the Biography and Dossier. It represents a comprehensive summary of an individual's learning achievement in foreign languages.

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