The Ministry of Education considers using the CEFR as evaluation tool of English language teaching in Thailand.
Originally Posted by The Ministry of Education
What's CEFR about? Here's information from the CEFR's website. Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, teaching, assessment (CEFR)
The CEFR: transparent, coherent and comprehensive
The result of over twenty years of research, the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, teaching, assessment (CEFR) is exactly what its title says it is: a framework of reference. It was designed to provide a transparent, coherent and comprehensive basis for the elaboration of language syllabuses and curriculum guidelines, the design of teaching and learning materials, and the assessment of foreign language proficiency. It is used in Europe but also in other continents and is now available in 39 languages.
Six levels of foreign language proficiency
The CEFR describes foreign language proficiency at six levels: A1 and A2, B1 and B2, C1 and C2. It also defines three ‘plus’ levels (A2+, B1+, B2+). Based on empirical research and widespread consultation, this scheme makes it possible to compare tests and examinations across languages and national boundaries (see the section “The CEFR and language examinations: a toolkit”). It also provides a basis for recognising language qualifications and thus facilitating educational and occupational mobility.
The CEFR’s illustrative scales of “can do” descriptors are available in a bank of descriptors together with many other related descriptors.