We have just released a set of Global Scale of English Learning Objectives for Academic English – 449 brand new ‘Can Do’ statements designed to support those learning English in a higher education or academic setting. The addition of this new set of GSE learning objectives means we now have a total of over 1000 ‘Can Do’ statements, substantially extending those included in the CEFR.
Creating the new GSE Learning Objectives has been a truly collaborative endeavour involving thousands of teachers from over 50 countries. These teachers rated the new learning objectives – placing them on the GSE and CEFR to create a shared view of what it means to be at a level in English. As a result, teachers and learners worldwide now have a clear and precise definition of what learners can be expected to do at a particular level across each of the four skills.
Interested in taking part in our research?
The research project to create and level learning objectives for different groups of learners – Adults, Young Learners, learners of Professional and Academic English – is ongoing. We would love to hear from experienced teachers who are interested in getting involved. It only takes a couple of hours a month to rate the difficulty level of new learning objectives! Please contact us for more information at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!