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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It certainly goes against the spirit of britiah enquiry which should characterise any discipline worth its salt. 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.
You are commenting using your Twitter account. The point being that we can all be beaten with the same stick. About project SlidePlayer Terms of Service. Brigish points are awarded for the longest meaningful exchanges such as: The fact that the sentence has been dethroned as the organising principle of much of our talk should surely have alerted the powers that be that the type of description being undertaken is at best partial.
A further brifish is for higher level students to choose a random item from the list every morning and try and surreptitiously include it in as many of the conversations they have during the day as possible.
Those CEF stickers were impossible to remove without leaving a nasty hole on the cover. Readiness to acquire structure x? Have we been wasting our time? If in doubt, ask a policeman. I thoroughly agree with your final point there, Scott: Here are three I like: I am not sure whether or not such a commonsensical view would be shared by anyone who proposed that the Common Inventory might serve councl practical purpose whatsoever [such bombast is not intended to include the clearly right-thinking contribution of Declan Cooley eaqua,s.
There are many situations, especially beyond the inner circle, where such additions offer a beacon of hope rather than a turning off of the light.
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It was actually a book called English Grammatical Structurepublished inand jointly authored by Louis Alexander, W. I got everyone to write it in their notebooks and for a few minutes we talked about the meaning.
And yes, agree again, minus the list of structures and vocab, it is entirely compatible with task-based approaches AND unplugged teaching. And wondered just what use it was. As I recall, the question relating to grammar asked the participants when they felt it was most appropriate for each structure to be introduced. There should be a coursebook series counil Lip Service. Here, at long last, was the illusion of structure to the phenomemnon of chaos. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.
Articulate the processes needed to design.
In comparison, the Core Inventory is a joke. Curriculum Design and Renewal. It was a very nice moment. We really cannot imagine such a future.
Meeting the needs of learners. Consent has been manufactured. Here are three I like:. And what of SLA?
I went through it and whipped out all the competencies it listed for each of the levels. Just my humble opinion, though…. New National Qualifications Support learning — eaquasl follows the curriculum Support aims, purposes.