27-29 May 2013 – International Conference hosted by the University of Antwerp
This conference will bring together practitioners, policy makers and researchers in order to discuss the
following issues related to the use of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
in language testing:
Competence and performance
What is the link between ‘can do’ performance statements and areas of linguistic knowledge? To what extent can or should the levels be made more explicit in terms of required vocabulary and grammar?
Degree of difficulty of the levels
How can we make sure that our examinations are measuring at the CEFR levels we claim they are? What evidence do we have to support our claims?
Why are we testing? What kind of decisions will be made on the basis of information collected via the test? What will be the consequences of these decisions?
How do we link our tests to the CEFR? How practical, applicable and operational is the CEFR for concrete language testing situations?
The second Call for Papers will contain more details regarding keynote speakers, presentation formats,
publication and scholarships.
Please visit our website for any information regarding submission (paper, symposium), calendar, venue and