Passing on the latest (June 24, 2020)news published by the ECML project “CEFR Companion Volume Implementation Toolbox” – or “the VITbox Project” for short – which has now started its activities. The project aims to provide digital resources that exemplify how to implement the ideas of the new CEFR Companion Volume in language teaching at university and in vocational training. These resources will include short videos, checklists, texts and classroom tasks and for use by teacher educators and teacher trainers in their training sessions and by language teachers for self-study purposes. The material will be produced in English and French but will include examples from other languages. The idea behind the VITbox project is to create an open toolbox from which educators, trainers and teachers can freely choose the resources they consider suitable for their purposes, adapt them to their individual training needs and eventually create their own material.
The team is now looking forward to setting up a substantial database of varied materials, that has been piloted in their own training sessions and freely available to the public.
Johann Fischer, Laurent Rouveyrol, Barbara Sawicka, Julia Zabala Delgado