Exploring the use of CEFR for language teaching: benefits and challenges

During this research-based workshop, you will be invited to design and reflect on the use of CEFR for your targeted students in terms of accessibility, feasibility, benefits and challenges.

This workshop aims to promote the good practice of using CEFR (Common European Framework for Reference), the most widely used framework for language assessment, in language teaching, drawing upon key findings of a completed project funded by British Council.

The workshop will be concluded via sharing implications of the completed project for the use of CEFR in language teaching.


09:30 - 09:40 Registration and welcome

09:40 - 10:20 Introducing CEFR, ELPs, peer and self-assessment in language teaching/learning

10:20 - 11:30 Designing peer and self-assessment grids with CEFR descriptors

11:30 - 12:00 Reflecting on design experience in terms of benefits and challenges

12:00 - 12:30 Lunch break (lunch provided)

12:30 - 13:10 Project report and discussion

13:10 - 13:30 Wrap up and look ahead


Please register your attendance and any dietary or special access requirements to Dr Huahui Zhao.

20 places are available on a first-come, first-served basis.