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Professor Tony Green
Director and Professor in Language Assessment
University of Bedfordshire
Putteridge Bury
Hitchin Road

T: +44 (0)1582 489086

English Profile Can Do project

Illustrative scales for the Common European Framework for Languages often lack statements for the (highest) C levels: C1 and C2 are often defined by 'As B2' or 'As C1'. 

As part of our work contributing to the English Profile, we have been working on a set of Can Do statements for the English Profile to help fill this gap. We invited educators to judge the difficulty of our new descriptors and give their comments in a web survey.

Results of the Can Do survey

A summary of the survey results - PDF 540.2 KB

English Profile Studies

An account of this project can be found in the book Language Functions Revisited Theoretical and Empirical Bases for Language Construct Definition Across the Ability Range by Anthony Green (2012) published by Cambridge University Press, ISBN: 978052118499.

Bedfordshire University

English Profile Can Do project