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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Auth with social network: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Combined with mobile technology, it conjures up a vision of language teaching reduced entirely to the delivery of tweet-sized morsels of lexis and grammar, conveniently labelled and packaged.

The Core Inventory for General English

He had picked this language up from a friend. And wondered just what use it was. At least in my own case, this has had a huge impact on daily teaching practice.

He prefers drinking to dancing. Readiness to acquire structure x? I guess the problem is britksh as has been pointed out again and again in this discussion — the purposes for which such data might be used, particularly in designing and assessing courses, where the original impetus that drove the CEFR — i.

EL Gazette, DecemberIssuep. It certainly goes against the spirit of open enquiry which should characterise any discipline worth its salt. Who is to blame for britiwh Articulate the processes needed to design.

The point being that we can all be beaten with the same stick. And as for Core Inventory, I find the term just spooky. I tend to agree.


British Council-EAQUALS CEFR Core Inventory (English)

In an elementary class I had, a learner very pleasantly surprised me by coming out with this to a reticent class-mate. So, why saquals we need another inventory? Thanks, Declan, for clarifying that.

Thanks for your thoughts on this. A major opportunity has been missed. They have galvanised some thoughts of my own. We really cannot imagine such a future. I suppose, in its defense, it does answer a need, on the part of some teachers and institutions, and maybe even students, to know how to operationalise the CEFR descriptors, within the parameters of a basically coursebook-driven, PPP methodology.

In this sense, it is entirely compatible with a communicative and task-based approach: Email Subscription Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. It eaquaks also a slightly solipistic and circular feel to it — as if this is what we teach because this is what we teach. We aim to describe what learners can do at each level of the Britis in terms of grammar, vocabulary, notions and functions, providing concrete examples of the competencies laid out in the CEFR.

I assume that he is well aware of the view that there is something else which contributes to the fusion of all of these contents into something recgonisable as a human being. The current orthodoxy, which amounts to little more than collective heresay to my mind, britidh in little danger of collapse.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. How can this be so if the use of the single most important tool we eaquaks at our disposal for describing the language is ignored in gathering information about it?


But I think publishers though perhaps not Ministries of Ed are also keen to find new ways of delivering this kind of content or nuggetsso I remain hopeful in that respect. Thanks, but no cigar yet. Just my humble opinion, though…. Yes, it looks as though we will have lists of grammar items thanks to Core Inventory and vocabulary items thanks to English Profile which neatly tie into CEFR levels, and it can all be packaged into wonderful USPs for Cambridge exams and Cambridge publications.

The Core Inventory for General English – Eaquals

Registration Forgot your password? Published by Ryan Blevins Modified over 4 years ago. Hoist by my own petard, Eqauals It has made more sense and has been more helpful to consider language in use. Every BC course from now on til the end of time will be referenced to this, and teachers held accountable to it. Eauals better understanding of the interplay between lexis and grammar-the very fact that we can now confidently speak of word patterns.

I am not sure whether or not such a commonsensical view would be shared by anyone who eaquzls that the Common Inventory might serve any practical purpose whatsoever [such bombast is not intended to include the clearly right-thinking contribution of Declan Cooley above].

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