Hello to my audience.
I have this homework regarding investigating a little about the meaning and purposes of something called ALTE and CEFR, let’s find out what they stand for.
ALTE: ALTE is an association of providers of foreign language examinations, founded in 1990. It includes many of the world’s leading language assessment bodies and it currently has 34 members representing the testing of 27 languages and over 40 affiliate institutions. Each member provides standard examination and computer language tests.
- The ALTE is more like a place where you can find exams and tests that may be helpful for us as teachers to use.
CEFR: the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, teaching, assessment (CEFR) is exactly what its title says it is: a framework of reference. It was designed to provide a transparent, coherent and comprehensive basis for the elaboration of language syllabuses and curriculum guidelines, the design of teaching and learning materials, and the assessment of foreign language proficiency. It is used in Europe but also in other continents and is now available in 38 languages.
- The CEFR is a place where we can go find out about new ways of teaching and learning materials that we can use in order to be more accurate with our teaching.