• English Profile Studies volume 6

  • CEFR-informed textbook

  • English Profile Studies volume 6

  • CEFR-informed textbook

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Welcome to the Homepage of JALT CEFR & LP SIG and the theme CEFR in Japan and beyond

This homepage provides information on the use of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) (Council of Europe’s (COE), 2001), the CEFR Companion Volume (CEFR/CV; COE, 2020) and the European Language Portfolio (ELP) and its use in Japan and beyond in the field of foreign language education. We aim to connect to practitioners in foreign language teaching in Japan, Asia and worldwide. The information provided here is from practitioners / researchers to practitioners / researchers sharing and exchanging results on the CEFR, related tools and the huge impact on the foreign language teaching world wide.

JALT CEFR & LP SIG (forming in November 2008 as JALT Framework and Language Portfolio Special Interest Group (FLP SIG), renamed to JALT CEFR & LP SIG in November 2017)  had gathered interested individuals to garner ideas, discuss developments, and coordinate efforts. If you want to get involved, you are more than welcome to share. You find on the homepage information on our newsletters, publications, the CEFR Journal - research and practice and other. - JALT is an non-profit organisation, and CEFR & LP SIG is a special interest group. Our modest finances (including royals from publications) are used for SIG events, publications (including Newsletter and CEFR Journal) and this homepage, to disseminate the results. We are grateful for JSPS Kaken research funding to be able to set up and support this homepage to dessiminate the research results. 

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2024 provides good opportunities to learn and share about the CEFR:

Dates of submission and upcoming events see here or go to Events

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☆ JALT International Conference 2024 is the 50th conference!

Let's celebrate!

(November 15-18, 2024 in Shizuoka)


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CEFR Journal - Research and Practice

Volume 6 is available now:

click on CEFR Journal volume 6

The first  Snapshot Talk was held on Thursday, June 27th, 2024 and a great success.

We plan a second Snapshot Talk at the end of July. Stay tuned.


 Call for Volume 7 is open until July 30th, 2024


CEFR Journal - Research and Practice volume 6 (February 2024) is available, click CEFR Journal

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CEFR & LP SIG Newsletter no.41 is coming in July 2024. 

 For Newsletter no. 40 is out (February 2024)

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Learn more about JALT https://jalt.org/

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Still good NEWS - We are happy about the publication of our 4th book as a result of our kaken research project no. 16K02835:

Noriko Nagai, Gregory C. Birch, Jack Bower, Maria Gabriela Schmidt

CEFR-informed Learning, Teaching and Assessment: A Practical Guide.

Springer 2020. ISBN 9789811558931  (https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9789811558931).

See more details of the book on the special site here: A Practical Guide

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The Kaken JSPS research project for JALT CEFR & LP is in its last (extended) year. The outcome has been submitted for book publication.

Click here for Kaken 5

「アクションリサーチの手法を用いた言語教育改善: CEFRの教育理念を参考にして」

 “Foreign Language Education Reform through Action Research. Putting CEFR educational principles into practice”.

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To know more about Upcoming Events Click here for events

Click to go directly to Events / Books / Journal Research / JALT CEFR&LP SIG / Language Portfolio

Thank you for consulting our homepage! If you have some feedback, please do not hesitate to contact us.

For contacting us, please use the contact form on the homepage. 



(Last update: June 30th, 2024 MGS)

This online toolkit is supported by KAKEN Grant-in-Aid project no. 20K00759, no. 19K00808 and no. 16K02835 and aims to support teachers of all foreign languages in Japan in using the CEFR and CEFR/CV efficiently.