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Key sites with language proficiency information
ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines
From the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, includes standards for assessing English proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
Cambridge Assessment: English: International Language Standards
Information about the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), an international standard for language ability. Includes links to free resources for teaching and learning languages.
Council of Europe Language Policy Portal
The analytical tools and working aids that have been produced, together with the studies and reference material that have been made available, are all based on respect for and acknowledgement of linguistic plurality and cultural diversity. Many of them concentrate on the development of and conditions for implementing plurilingual and intercultural education.
English Language Learners: NCTE Policy Brief
Focuses on English language learners in the US, noting their demographic diversity, refuting some common errors, defining basic terms, suggesting directions for research, and providing a bibliography.