Why use the CEFR for languages?

The Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) describes what a learner can do at six specific levels and it is now internationally recognized as a common basis for the development of language syllabus, curriculum guidelines, examinations, textbooks…

At Monash University, the European Literatures and Languages Section in the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures is now using the CEFR Global Scale of Six Levels recognized worldwide as the benchmark for the comparison of achievements and learning across languages, from A1-A2 (Basic User), through B1-B2 (Independent User) to C1-C2 (Proficient User).

Are you already using the CEFR? You are invited to take part in a study about the CEFR and its role as a resource for language programs in Australia: