My aims

I aim to undertake a partial replication of the calibration process implemented by Brian North and Günther Schneider in 1994-5. The main differences are indicated below:

North & Schneider My study
Informants (teachers and learners) based in Switzerland  Informants may be based anywhere in the world.
Judgments collected with paper questionnaires Judgments collected with online surveys
Four skills Productive skills only (Speaking and Writing)
Recorded speaking samples used to provide common judges link Writing samples used to provide common judges link
Emphasis on spoken interaction Emphasis on writing

In addition, I am including some of the extended set of CEFR descriptors that are currently under review.

For a detailed account of my process please see "What's involved?"