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  General Course Aims and Objectives

This is a Free Demo. These guidelines pertain the Full Course.

These are the general aims and objectives for a B1 Course according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL).

Aims and objectives:


Students should be able to understand texts and public notices and signs; show understanding of the structure of the language as it is used to express notions of relative time, space, possessions and so on; scan factual material or information in order to perform relevant tasks, disregarding redundant or irrelevant material; read texts of an imaginative or emotional character, and appreciate the central sense of the text, the attitude of the writer to the material and the effect it is intended to have on the reader.


Students should be able to give information, report events and describe people, objects and places as well as convey reactions to situations, express hopes, regrets, pleasure, etc. They should also be able to use the words they know appropriately and accurately in different written contexts, and be capable of producing variations on simple sentences.


Students should be able to understand and respond to public announcements, to show precise understanding of short factual utterances and to make identifications on the basis of these. They should also be able to extract information of a factual nature from speech which will contain redundancies and language outside the definitions reported below. They should be able to understand the sense of a dialogue and show appreciation of the attitudes and intentions of the speakers.


Students should be able to express themselves in order to fulfil the functions listed in the syllabus in situations which simulate authentic communication. They should be able to ask and to understand questions and make appropriate responses and also talk freely in order to express emotions, reactions, etc.

Attached you can find how the Touchstone Course corresponds to the CEFRL. This was scanned from the Touchstone Teacher's Edition.

Common European Framework of Reference.pdf