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The Use of the CEFR and the CEFR Companion Volume 2020 in Language Education – Benefits and Challenges

  • 7 Nov 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CET)
  • Sala Conti, Palazzo Firenze, Piazza di Firenze, 27, Rome, Italy
  • 14


Following the publication of the CEFR Companion Volume 2020 there has been a renewed interest in using the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages of the Council of Europe (CEFR) in language education. However, many of those involved in language learning, teaching and assessment are unsure how to understand and implement the updated and extended framework.  
This course is therefore designed to address such uncertainties.
It will cover aspects such as the innovative aspects of the CEFR’s approach to language learning, teaching, and assessment (four modes of communication, mediation, action-orientation & plurilingualism) and will illustrate the use of the CEFR and the Companion Volume 2020 with examples of their (successful) implementation.

The course tutor, Dr Waldemar Martyniuk (Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland) is a worldwide expert in language education and assessment and brings fresh perspectives on how to use the CEFR.
The course is suitable for language teachers, language assessment specialists and anyone interested in language learning, teaching, and testing.

This is a one-day course, divided into four sessions with the following aims:

Session 1: 09.00-10.30:

  • Origins, purpose, function, and status of the original CEFR 2001 and its updated Companion Volume 2020
  • Innovation in the CEFR’s approach to language learning, teaching, and assessment

    Tea/coffe break: 10.30-11.00

Session 2: 11.00-12.30:

  • Implications for language education and assessment of the CEFR’s reforming message                                                                                                               

    Lunch break: 12.30-14.00

Session 3: 14.00-15.30:

  • Benefits and challenges of using the CEFR and the CEFR Companion Volume 2020

    Tea/coffe break: 15.30-16.00

Session 4: 16.00-17.30:

  • Examples of successful implementation of the CEFR in classroom learning, teaching, and assessment contexts
  • Further resources for practical application

A digital certificate of attendance will be provided upon the completion of the course.

Payment and Cancellation policy:
Payment is in full when registering. Payment can only be made online using a Visa, MasterCard or American Express.

Please notice that if you cannot pay with a credit/debit card please contact the Secretariat immediately ( In such a case we will have to issue an invoice first, and only then a bank transfer will be possible.
In case of cancellation up until one month before the start of the events, the full amount will be refunded minus a €50 administration fee. However, in the case of cancellation after this date, no refunds can be made.

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 ALTE - the Association of Language Testers in Europe is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), registered in England, charity number 1184799.

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