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LINGUIST List 22.594

Thu Feb 03 2011

Qs: English Teachers: Learner Profile 'Can Do' Survey

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        1.     Anthony Green , English Teachers: Learner Profile 'Can Do' Survey

Message 1: English Teachers: Learner Profile 'Can Do' Survey
Date: 29-Jan-2011
From: Anthony Green <tony.greenbeds.ac.uk>
Subject: English Teachers: Learner Profile 'Can Do' Survey
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With apologies for cross posting.

I would like to invite all involved in English language education to
respond to a survey on high proficiency learners.

The illustrative scales for the Common European Framework of
Reference for Languages (CEFR) often lack statements for the C
levels and as a result, C1 and C2 are often defined by "As B2". I have
been working with my colleagues on building a supplementary set of
Can Do statements to help fill that gap.

As part of the project, we would like to have your judgements on the
new statements.

To see the new Can Do's, judge their difficulty level and comment on
their wording, please respond to our questionnaire at:


This will help us to improve the statements and calibrate them against
the existing descriptors. The full questionnaire takes around 25
minutes to complete, but if you are short of time, please just respond to
as much as you can.

To thank you for your contribution, we will be entering the details of all
who respond (and choose to leave their contact details) to a prize draw
with the possibility of winning Cambridge English Readers or similar in
the Cambridge University Press ELT range.

Best regards,

Tony Green

Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment
Room 125
University of Bedfordshire
Putteridge Bury
Hitchin Rd

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

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