SUMMARY and RECORDINGS

The inaugural CEFR Web Conference, 28-29 March 2014 closed its virtual doors with a record number of attendants.

  • 415 participants
  • 17 presenters
    • 7 keynotes
    • 2 plenaries
    • 2 workshops
    • 2 presentations
    • 1 panel discussion
    • 1 open audience discussion
  • 695 registered in 75 countries

We are deeply grateful to the Council of Europe and ECML for making this event possible. Without Johanna Panthier’s (CoE) and Susanna Slivensky’s (ECML) whole-hearted support, a recommended list of guest speakers and their own personal engagement this would not have been the success it was.

We also thank very much indeed our moderators Marisa Constantinides (Greece), Joel Josephson (UK), Cornelia Kreis-Meyer (Germany), Teresa McKinnon (UK), Marjorie Rosenberg (Austria), Nigel Russell (Australia), Asli Lidice Gokturk Saglam (Turkey) and our roving reporters Hala El-Khawanky (Egypt), Helena Galani (Greece), Chryso Pelekani (Greece) and Srimayee (USA) for their volunteer spirit and enthusiasm to be part of the conference.

Many thanks also to RCS Media in Munich for sponsoring the livestream.

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Here is a list of all of the recordings (including abstracts and bios):

Friday, 28th March 2014

Welcome by organizers Heike Philp, Belgium and Geoff Tranter, Germany

WELCOME ADDRESS by Johanna Panthier, Council of Europe, France and Susanna Slivensky,
ECML, Austria

KEYNOTE Daniel Coste, Brian North and Joe Sheils: The CEFR 2001 – 2014

Open Audience Discussion

KEYNOTE Frank Heyworth: The CEFR and Quality Management

KEYNOTE Maria Stoicheva: The Globalisation of Language Education Policy

WORKSHOP Margarete Nezbeda: ELP European Language Portfolio

WORKSHOP Claire Tardieu: CEF ESTIM GRID

KEYNOTE David Little: The CEFR from the perspective of the European Language Portfolio

Saturday, 29th March 2014

Welcome by the conference organizers and a short summary of the first day

KEYNOTE Jose Noijons: The Role of the CEFR in Assessment and Testing

KEYNOTE Neus Figueras Casanovas: The CEFR – a Personal View from a Committed User

Dr. Katrin Wisniewski and Dr. Andrea Abel: The CEFR level descriptions and empirical
learner data, MERLIN, a multi-lingual corpus initiative

Marisa Constantinides: The Can-do statements in Teacher Education

KEYNOTE Michel Candelier: Pluralistic approaches to languages and cultures

PLENARY Johanna Panthier and Susanna Slivensky (Council of Europe): CEFR 2014+

PANEL DISCUSSION If I had 3 CEFR wishes..

IMPORTANT LINKS

CEFR Conference programme

http://cefrwebconference.com/programme/

CEFR Conference programme overview

http://cefrwebconference.com/programme-overview/

CEFR Certificates

http://cefrwebconference.com/certificates/

Registration

http://cefrwebconference.com/registration/

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

http://cefrwebconference.com/faqs-3/

About CEFR Web Conference

http://cefrwebconference.com/about/

Conference Organizers

http://cefrwebconference.com/conference-organizers-2/

Moderators and Volunteers

http://cefrwebconference.com/moderators-and-volunteers/

Contact

cefrwebconference@gmail.com

heike (dot) philp (at) letstalkonline (dot) com