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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Scot, give me something to hang upon, I am new, and if you dismiss the core inventory, then tell me where mys I look for help. Of its pages, only about 80 are devoted to lists of competences; the rest offers a lot of valuable insights into learning and brritish processes.

So the Inventory is surely another step in this process of standardisation? Bonus points are awarded for the longest meaningful exchanges eaqualz as:. To extend the analogy, to breaking point? A better understanding of the interplay between lexis and grammar-the very fact that we can now confidently speak of word patterns.

The Core Inventory for General English

It is the only international association of language schools that has a formal inspection scheme to verify the quality offered by its accredited members. Join 21, other followers. It reflects what most adult coursebooks have carried on doing, despite the CEFR. I went through it and whipped out all the competencies it listed for each of the levels. Not only does he sing, he can dance too. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts cojncil email.


I tend to agree. As I recall, the question relating to grammar asked the participants when they felt it was most appropriate for each structure to be introduced. Try working those into a dialogue! Those CEF stickers were impossible to remove without leaving a nasty hole on the cover.

We think you have liked this presentation. Regardless of what they say, it IS a guide, it IS a prescription and will be councio a such. I should add that Evan Frendo has also been blogging about the Core Inventory — and it was in fact Evan who put me on to it: The point being that we can all be beaten with the same stick. And yes, agree again, minus the list of structures and vocab, it is entirely compatible with task-based approaches AND unplugged teaching.

British Council-EAQUALS CEFR Core Inventory (English) – ppt video online download

Perhaps if we quietly ignore it, it will go away. Couuncil corpus to classroom: The CEFR struck me as a pretty cool document. Thanks for the comment, Antonia.


We are really keen to involve the ELT community in eaqauls efforts and any feedback or comments from the people posting here would be gratefully received… You can contact us via our website, chat on our forum which is in its infancy and not really attracting many contributors as yet or come to one of our events and heckle!

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As usual, an eye-opening post, Scott. Curriculum Design and Renewal. Here, at long last, was the illusion of structure to the phenomemnon of chaos.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here My presentations Profile Feedback Log out. Here are three I like:. Regrettably, I was unable to find an error in the original sentence. I think the fact that you, as an educational manager, have to map your coursebooks on to the CEFR is indicative of the way the CEFR is liberally invoked by publishers but not rigorously applied. Nor is it textbook, though the authors hope that will provide source material for textbook writers.