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Designing a support system for innovative CEFR-informed language education

The purpose of this new Kaken project “Designing a support system for innovative language education” is to develop a portal site to help all stakeholders who are engaged in innovative language education reforms based on the CEFR. The project aims to accomplish the following through the academic years of 2016 to 2018:


(1) Seek for CEFR related resources and identify information on the philosophy and purposes of the CEFR, syllabus and curriculum design, learners’ assessment, and devices for teacher training.

(2) Edit and arrange the information identified in a user-friendly manner and put them up in a portal site

(3) Operate the portal site and examine its usability.


Outcome of this research project is the following book:

July 2020: We are happy to announce 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 9789811558931To introduce the book see


MGS August 25th, 2020

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.