Theoretical Framework for the Canadian Language Benchmarks and Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (2013)

The Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) standard offers a descriptive scale of ability in English as a Second Language (ESL). Its French counterpart is Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens.

The CLB standard is set out as 12 benchmarks or reference points progressing from basic to advanced, reflecting the growth of the knowledge and skills that underlie basic, intermediate, and advanced ability among adult ESL learners.

This document is a companion to the CLB, offering a more in-depth study of the CLB. It includes global profiles of Benchmarks 1 to 12; theoretical background; rating scales; a glossary of terms; and a bibliography.

In order to make the CLB a user-friendly document, some information had to be compressed and simplified. Much of the in-depth discussion of language proficiency omitted from the CLB has been included in this document.

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978-1-897100-35-6
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2013-11-05
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Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB). Theoretical Framework for the Canadian Language Benchmarks and Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens 2013. Web. 29 Sep. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cclb/theoretical_framework_cclb/theoretical_framework_cclb.pdf>
Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB) (2013). Theoretical Framework for the Canadian Language Benchmarks and Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens. Retrieved September 29, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cclb/theoretical_framework_cclb/theoretical_framework_cclb.pdf
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