Common Framework & Portfolio for Languages
In order to increase awareness on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and the European Language Portfolio (ELP) and their potential adoption for use in the Canadian educational context, The Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers (CASLT) has developed a series of fact sheets and an information kit entitled A Common Framework of Reference and a Portfolio for Languages in Canada. These were distributed in the fall of 2007. We continue to provide information sessions and workshops to support educational authorities. We have also begun to develop some practical sample materials for experimentation in the classroom.
In spring 2007, CASLT and three local partners with financial support from the Department of Canadian Heritage, sponsored professor David Little from Trinity College, Dublin, to present a two day symposium on utilization of Common Framework of Reference for Languages and the European Language Portfolio in Fredericton (with L2RiC), in Edmonton (with IISLE), and in Ottawa (with ILOB)
In June 2006, we sponsored a symposium, entitled Defining, Tracking and Recognizing Second Language Proficiency: The Common European Framework and Language Portfolio and their Potential Application in Canada, supported by the Department of Canadian Heritage. As a result, a working group from the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) was established in the spring of 2007 to explore the feasibility of a pan-Canadian framework for languages for Canada.
To book a workshop or to order resources on the Common Framework and Language Portfolio in Canada project, contact our National Office, 1-877-727-0994 or firstname.lastname@example.org.