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threshold level


Subject Linguistics

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631214823.1999.x


In the council of europe 's unit/credit system, the T-Level is the ‘lowest level of foreign-language ability to be recognised’ (van Ek, 1975: 8). For the common core of this level, van Ek produced a syllabus inventory which has come to stand as a model for inventories associated with notional/functional syllabuses . It lists situations, activities, functions, topics, notions (general and specific), forms and degrees of skill. As a common core inventory most of the areas covered relate to social and interpersonal language uses. T-Levels for other European languages have since been produced. ( 1973 ). Draft outline of a European unit/credit system for modern language learning by adults . In , Systems Development in Adult Language Learning . Strasbourg : Council of Europe . ( 1973 ). The ‘Threshold Level’ in a unit/credit system . In , Systems Development in Adult Language Learning . Strasbourg : Council of Europe . ( 1975 ). The Threshold Level . Strasbourg : Council of Europe . ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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