Saturday 07 February 2015 - 17:00


The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) can be a helpful tool for reflecting and communicating about language courses, materials and assessments. It gives us a common language that we can use to describe what we do. Languages for Specific Purposes takes as its starting point the ways in which learners will need to use a language in some defined target context (usually related to employment or study). This webinar shows how a global framework such as the CEFR can be used to capture the key features of contexts for language use. It can help us to analyse learner needs and so to define and communicate what characterises language use for specific purposes.

The webinar is intended for anyone with an interest in ESP, but will be of particular interest to those who are involved in developing assessments.

About the presenter 

Anthony Green is President of the International Language Testing Association and Deputy Director of the Centre for English Language Learning and Assessment at the University of Bedfordshire (UK). He is the author of Exploring Language Assessment and Testing, (Routledge) and has extensive international experience in training teachers in language assessment.

How to log in the webinar and join the room 

a) Click on the following link: http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/espsigwebinars/

b) Click on 'Enter as guest' and add your name and the town from which you are logging in.

c) Make sure you hear sounds from your computer. You can test this by listening to some videos or music on your computer.

Places are limited and registrations are managed on a first come first served basis. The room will be open one hour before the webinar starts so you can come early to get a seat.

Please check your local time when joining the webinar from your country: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/  

For more information, please follow the recent news on the official ESPSIG Website  http://espsig.iatefl.org

Come along to our online event and join us to enrich our learning experience.

Aysen Guven and Prithvi Shrestha (Email: espsig@iatefl.org )

Joint Coordinators, IATEFL ESPSIG 

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