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Uploaded on Nov 24, 2011
An interview with John Trim and Nick Saville − Recorded in May 2011 in Cambridge to mark the 10th anniversary of the publication of the CEFR.
This video has been produced to mark the 10th anniversary of the publication of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). It covers the historical developments of the common framework dating back to the 1970s and puts on record some of John Trim's thoughts on the CEFR as an evolving framework.
The recording was made in the University of Cambridge, close to where John Trim now lives and where he spent many years of his academic career in the 1960s and '70s. In that period he held the first courses in phonetics and linguistics in the University and set up the Department of Linguistics. Early discussions of the Threshold concept took place in his rooms at Selwyn College.
Material in this video can be used freely for information by those with an interest in the development and future of the CEFR. It can be used for education and discussion purposes but cannot reproduced for sale.
The complete video is split into ten parts:
The origin of the CEFR (Video 1 of 4) The origin of the CEFR (Video 2 of 4) The origin of the CEFR (Video 3 of 4) The origin of the CEFR (Video 4 of 4)
Critique of the CEFR (Video 1 of 2) Critique of the CEFR (Video 2 of 2)
Evolution of the CEFR (Video 1 of 3) Evolution of the CEFR (Video 2 of 3) Evolution of the CEFR (Video 3 of 3)