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With practice comes mastery. I have a background in the history of science and this really reminds me of the head in the sand resistance of the authorities of old to the changing world views which have periodically shaken orthodoxy. The writers disingenuously warn against its use as a template for course design or testing.

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He is scarcely moving his lips. As I recall, the question relating to grammar asked the participants when they felt it was most appropriate for each structure to be introduced. 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.

Thanks for your comment, Alex. I guess the problem is — 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.

British Council-EAQUALS CEFR Core Inventory (English)

Overestimating what ss are capable of A1 — definite and indefinite articles!!!!! For a novice teacher, differences between levels are incredibly difficult to discern and they have trouble distinguishing s beginner from an brtish learner as well as often underestimating the level of what is ostensibly an advanced student.

Meeting the needs of learners. In such situations, one wonders whether or not the time and effort expounded in the production of an inventroy might not be deployed more fruitfully elsewhere.

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Then I compared them to students who were studying where I worked. Unfortunately, the results seem to suggest that participants were explaining when they had been teaching these structures rather than when they felt they should. So the Inventory is surely another step in this process of standardisation? Much brtish accurate information about spoken language. Twitter Facebook Email Print. Curriculum Design and Renewal.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. The current orthodoxy, which amounts to little more than collective heresay to my mind, seems in little danger of collapse. Guardian Weekly, Tuesday 9 November Perhaps if we quietly ignore it, it will go away. In this sense, it is entirely compatible with a communicative and task-based approach: Have we been wasting our time?

A better understanding of the interplay between lexis and grammar-the very fact that we can now confidently speak of word patterns. Notify me of new posts via email. So, why do we need another inventory?

From corpus to classroom: We really cannot imagine such a future. It is the only international association of language schools that has a formal inspection scheme to verify the quality offered by its accredited members.

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The Core Inventory for General English

However, I think the point about the Korean robots is a good one. And what of SLA?

No bibliography at all — or index a pet peeve of mine. Share buttons are a little bit lower. For those few minutes, my A2 class ostensibly became B2.