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Canadian Language Benchmarks compared to CEFR and other standards

Posted by on Mar 23, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Here’s a handy comparison of standards in language learning:

TOEFL iBT IELTS Academic CAEL Cambridge Exams CLB CEFR
120 9 90 CPE – A 12 C2
110 8 85 CPE – A 11 C2
105 7.5 80 CPE – B 10 C2
100 7 70 CAE – A 9 C1
90 6.5 70 CAE – B 8 C1
84 6 70 CAE – C 7 B2
80 6 60 FCE – A 6 B2
71 5.5 60 FCE – B 6 B2
61 5 50 FCE – C 5 B1

PET 5 B1

KET 4 A2


TOEFL iBT – Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet Based Test

IELTS Academic – International English Language Testing System

CAEL – Canadian Academic English Language Assessment

Cambridge Exams – CPE, CAE, FCE, PET, KET

CLB – Canadian Language Benchmarks

CEFR – Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Classic Latin Teaching Resources

Posted by on Nov 17, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

World News in Latin from Finland

World News in Latin from Finland

World News in Latin

Get the latest news in Latin, with a slight Finnish accent. The weekly world news in Latin from Finland is available as streaming audio, a podcast, and as text.  Students are already familiar with the context, so these broadcasts might give your senior students some extra reading practice.

Electronic Latin Dictionary with grammar analyser

The digital Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary from the (Cambridge School Classics Project – UK online shop) provides a convenient pop up tool for a grammatical analysis and Latin-English and English-Latin definitions. Just double-click on any word .

Obstacles to teaching Latin grammar to native English-speaking students

A college professor takes a close look at the problems native English speakers naturally have with understanding Latin grammar (here). He also points out how many difficulties result from the limitations of grammar itself as a descriptive tool for language.