CEF and Portfolios

Council of Europe

The Council of Europe’s Common European Framework (CEF) has played an important role in developing the New Inspiration syllabus and the overall course design.CEF mapping image

New Inspiration 1-4 will take students from A1 to B2 level.

CEF features of New Inspiration

  • Learner Independence sections that include items such as learning to learn and compensation strategies
  • Unit opener pages that introduce each topic and highlight learning objectives
  • Frequent self-assessment sections in the Student’s Book and the Workbook
  • Project work and other writing tasks which can contribute to a Portfolio
  • Language Link features that look at the influence of other languages and cultures on English
  • A wide range of speaking tasks which meet the spoken functional requirements of the framework
  • The promotion of cross-cultural awareness through the Culture sections

See how New Inspiration fits into the CEFR with the New Inspiration-CEFR mapping documents.

To find out more about the Common European Framework of Reference and to download the official CEFR documentation, please see the Council of Europe website and the section on Education and Languages.

New Inspiration Portfolios

The New Inspiration Portfolios are linked to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) and contain valuable exercises that follow the topics of the Student’s Books. Building on the vocabulary and grammar structures presented throughout the course, the Portfolios also help students keep their own personal record of the work they do. The ‘can do’ statements help students think about how they learn and assess their own progress with self-assessment materials and checklist sections.

New Inspiration Self Assessment Checklists