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Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by teacher1332, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. teacher1332

    teacher1332 New commenter

    Hi all,

    Has anybody here ever had to sit a Common European Framework language test? I have to do one soon but I have no idea what to expect in terms of the format/type of questions/duration etc.

    Any insights would be most appreciated!
  2. Vietteacher

    Vietteacher New commenter

    The CEFR is a framework for language reference, not an exam in itself. Exams are often linked to the CEFR, for example the Cambridge Key, Pet, FCE, etc. or the Spanish Dele B1, B2, etc. exams. Depending on the exam you're taking, the format may be different. Generally, they focus on the 4 skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing) rather than being a specific test of grammar or vocabulary knowledge. If you know what exam you're doing, google for some past papers.
    yasf likes this.
  3. yasf

    yasf Occasional commenter

    Which language? Which test? Let us know and we might be able to help more.
    Absolutely. Be wary of teachers that talk non-stop about grammar all the time, and rarely if ever mention the 4 skills. It's a sign of the unqualified native speaker teacher.

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