The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is a system designed by the council of Europe to provide a standardized method of comparing levels of language proficiency represented by the different examinations and assessments throughout Europe and other areas. The system can be used in conjunction with any European language and divides proficiency into six separate levels. Each level of the framework has a description of the abilities needed to achieve that level in speaking, reading, writing and listening skills. The CEFR system is becoming widely known as the European standard for evaluating an individual’s language proficiency.

Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching. This convenient, highly structured design means that you can quickly get to grips with each section before moving onto the next.

This unit consisted of two videos of English classes. The first lesson was relatively unsuccessful, because the teacher made multiple mistakes. The second lesson was much more successful, because the teacher was more engaging and avoided numerous mistakes made in the first lesson. I learned knowing the students names and being unpretentious are important.In this unit I learned about the tense system and the forms that they comes in. I learned how to refer to them in the affirmative, the negative, as well as putting them in question form. I learned how they are used in each of those distinctions. Typical student mistakes and errors were also covered, along with great ideas for how to teach them to students.